Nunavut member of Parliament Lori Idlout says she felt an “overwhelming sense of relief” when she learned federal ministers had rejected a proposal to expand an iron ore mine on the tip of Baffin Island. “It was great to see this decision.
Diamond miners have shown it’s possible live in a world where mining is essential without negatively impacting our natural environment.
A year in review of MAC activities and achievements.
Mining advocates say new investments in Canada’s critical minerals sector could benefit the North but more direct supports are needed to offset the high costs of exploration.
Peter Risby’s legacy as a long-time Yukon prospector who advocated for inclusion in the industry is well-known throughout the territory, and now at the national level, with Risby being one of five to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2022.
Winter roads are vitally important to the life and livelihood of many in remote areas of our country. They stretch over lakes, bays and vast stretches of tundra across Canada’s North to help deliver necessities to rural communities and mining operations. Supplies like fuel, food, construction equipment and explosives are brought in by thousands of […]
As the largest economic driver in Canada’s North, there is no question that the mining sector’s presence in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon is significant. According to the Conference Board of Canada, mining industry GDP contributions for 2021 for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon are forecast at 27 per cent, 42 […]
The Hill Times‘ policy briefing on the North (Dec. 8) rightly focused on the immense need for infrastructure supports in order for the region to truly reach its potential, and this is particularly true in the mining space.
Brendan Marshall is a Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs, at the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and works to advance the industry’s understanding of energy, climate change, taxation and a host of other economic issues.
The infrastructure policy issue of The Hill Times rightly focused on the importance of enhanced investments in infrastructure, like roads and reliable internet access, but was lacking in discussion on how the government can best support those with the least access in the country; individuals living in Canada’s North and the industries they depend on.