COI Panel Meeting Report: October 2018

Meeting of the Community of Interest Advisory Panel Summary Report, October 1-3, 2018, Williams Lake, BC

The Community of Interest Advisory Panel (COI Panel) is an independent multi-stakeholder group that monitors the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s progress and serves as an external source of knowledge and experience. This executive summary provides a brief account of the meeting held between October 1st and 3rd, 2018 in Williams Lake, British Columbia.

The objectives of the October meeting were to:

  1. Complete the post‐verification review process for Imperial Metals and Dominion Diamond Mines.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned from the Mount Polley dam failure incident in 2014 by touring the Mount Polley mine site and restoration works.
  3. Connect with the Mount Polley Public Liaison Committee during the Mount Polley site tour to understand key social and environmental issues that matter to the local communities.
  4. Review the issues tracking and materiality results and confirm key issues of focus for the Panel in 2019.

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