MAC statement on the Supreme Court of Canada’s opinion on the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA)
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) will be working with its members to carefully analyze the opinion published today by the Supreme Court of Canada that core aspects of the IAA and regulations as they relate to “designated projects” are unconstitutional.
This Guidance Document on Conducting Studies of Selenium in Fish Tissue was developed by MAC to support companies required to conduct such studies under the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (MDMER). The guidance document has been developed taking into account the MDMER requirements for Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM), best practices and the state-of-the-science related […]
Without mining, there are no electric vehicles, no wind farms, solar panels or nuclear energy, and no transmission lines.
Much has happened over the past two years, with impacts from the ongoing pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine being felt on a global scale with both having brought the security of supply vulnerabilities into sharp focus for many countries and consequently accelerating the desire of Canadians to source and produce locally, with greater self-reliance. […]
Statement – Mining Sector Benefits Stemming from U.K. Accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
The continued expansion of market access through free trade and investment agreements is critical to the future success of Canada’s mining industry, and helps Canada grow its market share as a preferred global supplier of critical minerals. The Mining Association of Canada believes a smooth U.K. accession to the CPTPP offers an opportunity to reinforce […]
Statement – The Mining Association of Canada applauds passage of the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) supports efforts to eradicate child and forced labour from supply chains, and applauds the work of the Honourable Julie Miville-Dechêne, Senator, and the Honourable John McKay, P.C., M.P., in the development of Bill S-211, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act that was passed by the […]
Ottawa plans to spend $1.3 billion over the next six years to improve the impact assessment process
On March 28, the Canadian government tabled the 2023 federal budget, of which a major focus was the mining supply chain and the country’s move to net-zero future, while strengthing on the country’s economy.
Canada on Tuesday sought to close competitive gaps with United States with a budget aimed at attracting investment in the low-carbon economy, including tax incentives for electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturers and expanding the electricity grid.
A typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car, and the energy sector’s overall needs for critical minerals could increase by as much as six times by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency