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Newfoundland and Labrador mining sector grows with China, India economies

By Ashley Fitzpatrick, The Telegram – The need for mineral products to feed developing economies, particularly China, has prompted growth in the mining sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. The impact of the Chinese economy in particular on Canadian mining was noted by president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, Pierre Gratton, in an address to the St. John’s Board of Trade Wednesday.

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Ottawa clears hurdles to resource development

By Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail – The Harper government is putting new muscle to its ambitious natural resource strategy, clearing away regulatory hurdles to drive Canada’s energy and mineral development and expand exports to Asia.

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Mining sector expects hiring boom

By Paul Brent, The Globe and Mail – These are high times for the mining business. It has shrugged off the effects of the 2008 recession on the strength of robust commodity prices. Canada is well-positioned to supply the resource-hungry economies of China and India, our markets are the preferred destination for companies seeking financing, and the industry has $137-billion worth of investment earmarked for the next five years.

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PDAC celebrates 2012 award winners

By The Northern Miner – During this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, the annual awards evening on March 5 at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York hotel honoured outstanding contributions and excellence in the minerals industry. The Mining Association of Canada accepted the Environmental and Social Responsibility award for its flagship initiative, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), which aims to improve the mining industry’s overall performance by matching it with the priorities and values of Canadians. The TSM initiative has been ranked “best in class” by independent studies conducted in 2005 and 2009.

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Mining partnerships the right thing to do

By Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC. Op-Ed for Embassy News – Catherine Coumans, co-ordinator for MiningWatch Canada, an advocacy NGO, took aim at the Canadian International Development Agency, the mining industry and NGOs in the international development field for recently collaborating on three projects in Latin America and Africa. In doing so, she shows herself to be out of step with evolving public policy thinking in the aid field, and certainly misaligned with many who are in the business of delivering aid to the world’s neediest.

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