A year in review of MAC activities and achievements.
In this video, Mining Magazine’s Americas Editor Jax Jacobsen, talks to Charles Dumaresq, Vice President, Science and Environmental Management from The Mining Association of Canada & Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of The Mining Association of Canada, on how MAC’s TSM differs from the global tailings standard.
Canada’s federal budget will include an investment of at least C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) for a strategy to accelerate the production and processing of critical minerals needed for the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain, two senior government sources said.
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the national organization of the Canadian mining industry. We represent companies involved in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Our member companies account for most of Canada’s output of metals and minerals. MAC’s functions include advocacy, stewardship and collaboration. Our goals are to promote the industry’s interests […]
As industries around the world look to decarbonize in order to help address climate change, increasing supply of vital minerals and metals used in green technologies like batteries or solar panels will be required. Increased demand means more mines and more mineral processing. At the same time, the mining industry is equally looking to reduce […]
Mining can emerge from this tough year as a nimbler, more tech-savvy and leaner industry
The federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment, something that’s been prohibited for decades.
Stakeholders agree that it is a pity there had to be horrific tragedies before due attention was paid to dangerous tailings storage facility (TSF) practices.
When it comes to tailings management, the Canadian mining industry has become a global leader in establishing best practices.
MAC said the update follows a detailed comparison of its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard, first launched in 2004, with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management launched last August.