Situation at the Caribou Mine requires immediate response from Premier Higgs, and legislative hearings into contaminated site management in New Brunswick.
MAC Report: Project Permitting in Canada and the Mining Industry
The transition to a low carbon economy, as well as changing technology and geopolitical stresses, requires the expeditious development of new mining, energy generation and infrastructure projects in Canada. There is a broad consensus that the timeline for the planning and approval process for new projects, (including “no go”) has to be shortened from 10-15 years without losing the requirements for good planning, environmental protection and Indigenous consultation. The federal government is exploring how the project permitting process can be improved. At the same time, the federal government is requesting an opinion from the Supreme Court of Canada on the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) after the Alberta Court of Appeal in May 2022 determined the IAA and the associated Physical Activities Regulations are unconstitutional.
Minister Wilkinson Announces an Investment for the Nunavut All-of-Government Energy Forum
Jonathon Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of more than $455,000 to the Nunavut Economic Developers Association to host the Nunavut All-of-Government Energy Forum
New Critical Minerals Strategy Positions Canada as the Leading Supplier of the Mined Materials Essential to a Lower Carbon Future
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) congratulates the Government of Canada on the release of its Critical Minerals Strategy (CMS), a 21st century industrial strategy that is built on Canada’s strength as a globally-leading supplier of sustainably produced minerals and metals needed to enable the energy transition.
Countries Commit to the Sustainable Development and Sourcing of Critical Minerals
Yesterday, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced at COP15 that Canada, along with Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, are launching the Sustainable Critical Minerals Alliance to drive the global uptake of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive and responsible mining, processing and recycling practices and responsible critical minerals supply chains.
World Gold Council Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategies for the Gold Mining Industry
The World Gold Council’s ‘Gold and climate change: Adaptation and resilience’ report identifies the key physical climate-related vulnerabilities of the gold mining industry and outlines a range of adaptation strategies to support the industry in managing the associated risks.
COP27: UNECE Presents UN-Approved System for Natural Resources Management to Support Low-Carbon Transition
UNRMS, a toolkit for the integrated and sustainable management of natural resources, was presented last week at COP27 at the side event: “Accelerating the circular economy agenda to tackle climate change and foster economic transformation”. UNRMS will help countries use their natural resources efficiently, obtaining good social, environmental and economic outcomes.
Minister Wilkinson Announces up to $800 Million in Project Funding to Advance Canada’s Clean Fuels Sector
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that approximately 60 projects have been selected to receive funding under the Government of Canada’s $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund (CFF).
Minister Wilkinson Launches Phase 2 of the Regional Energy and Resource Tables
In mid-October, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced five more provinces and territories are formally joining the Regional Energy and Resource Tables initiative, including New Brunswick.
Fall Economic Statement Outlines Supports for Canada’s Mining Sector
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes last Thursday’s Fall Economic Statement, which includes several commitments that will provide support for the country’s mining industry, one of the most significant contributors to the economy in the natural resources sector.