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MAC supports government’s timely decisions on pipeline infrastructure

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is expressing its support for the Government of Canada’s approval of new pipeline infrastructure to diversify markets for Canada’s oil sands industry.

“As an association that represents several oil sands companies and that advocates for trade-enabling infrastructure, we are pleased to see the government making timely, science-based decisions that set Canada in the right direction. We also appreciate the government’s recognition that Canada can be both a leader in the fight against climate change and in responsible resource development, and the role that Canadian energy products will play in the transition to a low carbon economy,” stated Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC.

According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), less than one per cent of Canada’s oil is exported to markets outside of North America. Meanwhile, world demand for oil continues to grow. New major pipelines are, therefore, critical to Canada’s competitiveness and economic well-being, and are instrumental to delivering Canadian energy products safely and efficiently to domestic and world markets.

“We recognize the government’s approach to assessing major infrastructure projects that will enable Canada’s resource sector to thrive and compete globally, while ensuring they employ the safest environmental practices possible,” stated Gratton. “MAC and its members were early proponents of a national price on carbon and remain committed to reducing emissions and helping Canada achieve its climate change goals.”


About MAC

The Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry.  Its members account for most of Canada’s production of base and precious metals, uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal and mined oil sands, and are actively engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Please visit

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