From reviews of federal environmental legislation, to the pan-Canadian climate change policy, to transportation and infrastructure developments, 2016 saw the new Liberal government undertake significant actions that will impact our industry’s competitiveness, positively or negatively depending on how they are implemented.
These policy developments were top-of-mind as we developed MAC’s new five-year Strategic Plan. The plan will guide MAC and our members’ activities from 2017-2021 as we work towards achieving our vision of a strong, responsible and globally-competitive Canadian mining industry that creates wealth and opportunity for all Canadians. The Strategic Plan includes four pillars that serve as strategic goals: Mining in Society, Regulatory Confidence, Economic Competitiveness, and Leading Voice. These goals outline the industry’s opportunities and challenges, and include commitments to build on the many achievements we have made in recent years.
Looking back at 2016, MAC’s work was primarily focused on communicating the elements that are integral to our current and future success to the new Liberal government and other key federal decision makers. These elements happen to be shared priorities with the federal government, including the regulatory environment, Indigenous reconciliation, climate change, innovation and infrastructure. The following are highlights of our work in 2016 related to these areas.
For more details on the topics discussed here, and on other aspects of MAC’s work, we encourage you to read the Annual Report in full.