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May 19, 2016, No. 138

PDAC
May 19, 2016, No. 138
LAND WITHDRAWAL DECISION MAKING
MINERAL OUTLOOK DIALOGUE
MINERAL STATISTICS COMMITTEE
MEMBER INSURANCE PROGRAM
2016 DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH GOLF CLASSIC
Where the worlds mineral and mining industry meets
The PDAC 2016 Convention is already more than two months behind us and it was Executive Director Andrew Cheatle's second year attending since joining the association. Read his latest blog for a recap of the event through his eyes along with some of the highlights.

The highly successful event left many feeling optimistic about the outlook for the future of our industry. This was encouraged by rising gold prices and more than 22,000 attendees from 125 countries. Learn more.

Lands & Regulations
Deciding how land withdrawals are made
A set of principles was put forward by PDAC to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development to guide how decisions about land withdrawals are made. The principles advocate for the inclusion of mineral potential in all decision-making processes. Speaking notes are available on our website. Learn more.

Finance & Taxation
Annual Mineral Outlook Dialogue
Several PDAC staff attended and participated in the annual Mineral Outlook Dialogue organized by Natural Resources Canada. PDAC Senior Policy Director Nadim Kara moderated a discussion on northern resource development, while Executive Director Andrew Cheatle delivered closing remarks.


Geosciences
Canada's Mineral Statistics Committee
PDAC presented about a pan-Canadian approach for tracking mineral deposit discovery rates at the federal, provincial and territorial Mineral Statistics Committee meeting on May 17. Topics included the size and quality of mineral discoveries in Canada since 1975 and how it compares to other countries on exploration spending and corresponding discoveries. Learn more.

Membership
Member insurance program
Did you know that PDAC sponsors three exclusive insurance programs designed specifically for its members? Packages are tailored to the needs of the mineral exploration and mining industry and are available in three specialty options: Consultants Package, Mining/Contractors Package, and Group Benefits Program. These options have been available to benefit our members since 2007. Learn more.

Mining Matters
Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic
The 10th annual Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic will be held at Cedar Brae Golf Club on June 16. The Classic is a signature annual event for Mining Matters, raising funds that support innovative educational programming for students, teachers and the public about Earth science, mining and the importance of mineral resources. Participants can look forward to a day of networking, prizes and contests, post-game dinner and silent auction. Learn more.

Events at a Glance
PDAC 2017 Convention
  • The PDAC 2017 Convention will take place March 5-8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
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