Public Affairs

Finance & Taxation

  • Exploration Incentives in Canada

    Jul 14, 2014
    PDAC has prepared a compilation of all financial incentives available for exploration at both levels of government (federal and provincial/territorial), which includes tax incentives, grants and direct and indirect financial assistance. Full story >>>
  • Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR)

    Jul 10, 2014
    As the leading voice for Canada’s mineral exploration and development sector, the PDAC views the establishment of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR) as an instrumental step in helping our members succeed in financing their exploration activities. It seeks to create a harmonized regulatory system for our industry across Canada that is efficient and will help contribute economic growth. Full story >>>
  • A stormy landscape: A helping hand

    Jul 09, 2014
    An inside look at how explorers and developers are navigating the capital crisis with federal and provincial assistance. Full story >>>
  • Super Flow-Through Program

    Feb 14, 2012
    Canada’s Mineral Exploration Tax Credit has been a very successful program for mineral exploration in Canada. Full story >>>
  • Capital Crisis

    Mar 22, 2013
    In December 2012, mining industry analyst John Kaiser caused shockwaves to ripple throughout the industry when his research suggested that up to 700 exploration companies could be in danger of disappearing by the end of 2013, with less than $200,000 of working capital in their bank accounts. Kaiser’s report cast a spotlight on the precarious financial health of the grassroots exploration industry; risk-tolerant money has been drying up, and what little is out there has been flowing to companies with flagship projects. Full story >>>
  • Canadian jurisdictions improve their incentives for mineral exploration and prospecting (2013)

    Jan 16, 2014
    Financing for grassroots mineral exploration has been drying up over the last three years, leaving hundreds of exploration companies facing a capital crisis. In response to this crisis, the PDAC and its partner associations across Canada have been calling for provincial and territorial governments to take action by (amongst other things) increasing their fiscal supports for prospecting and exploration. Full story >>>
  • PDAC and CMIF submission to the 2013 Energy and Mines Minister Conference 2013

    Jan 14, 2014
    PDAC staff called for greater public support for mineral exploration and mining at the annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference (, held in August 2013 in Yellowknife, NWT. In addition to putting forward concise, innovative requests for federal support via Budget 2014 (, PDAC also worked with CMIF to identify specific actions that provinces and territories could take to respond to the crisis in mineral exploration financing. Full story >>>
  • Finance & Taxation

    Feb 28, 2012
    The PDAC’s Financial and Taxation Committee works on financial reporting and taxation issues with the objective of creating a regime that enables investment, applies fair tax policies, fosters financial reporting requirements. Full story >>>
  • PDAC’s Submission To The Federal Standing Committee On Finance

    Feb 21, 2012
    The PDAC’s submission to the federal Standing Committee on Finance pre-budget consultations. Full story >>>
  • June 6, 2002

    Feb 02, 2012
    One of four recommendations put forward to Finance Minister John Manley by the PDAC, B.C. & Yukon Chamber of Mines, and the Association des prospecteurs du Québec is to extend the buy period for 'super' flow-through shares. Full story >>>
  • May 2, 2006

    Feb 09, 2012
    Canada’s federal government announced today that it plans to re-instate the ‘super’ flow-through program, effective May 2, 2006, to March 31, 2007. Full story >>>
  • International Financial Reporting Standards

    Feb 23, 2012
    On January 1, 2011, all Canadian publicly accountable enterprises will be converting to International Financial Reporting Standards. Full story >>>
  • February 19, 2003

    Feb 05, 2012
    The federal government announced in its budget yesterday that the 'super' flow through program is to be fine tuned and extended by at least one year. Full story >>>
  • August 2010

    Feb 25, 2012
    PDAC pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance. Full story >>>
  • Qualified Environmental Trusts

    Feb 17, 2012
    A QET is a trust which fulfills the requirement of financial security for mine reclamation purposes. Full story >>>
  • October 2002

    Feb 03, 2012
    The ‘super’ flow-through program will be expiring in less than 15 months, and the PDAC and B.C. & Yukon Chamber of Mines are conducting a letter writing campaign to have the program improved and extended. Full story >>>
  • July 31, 2007

    Feb 13, 2012
    Following the PDAC’s “Save Super Flow-through” campaign in early March Finance Minister James Flaherty sent his reply. Full story >>>
  • October 20, 2000

    Jan 26, 2012
    PDAC's reaction. Full story >>>
  • Apprenticeship Tax Credit

    Feb 16, 2012
    The committee is researching the concept of an apprentice tax credit that would support the employment and training of individuals in the mineral industry. Full story >>>
  • June 2011

    Feb 26, 2012
    The PDAC and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants have released six publications on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and junior mining. Full story >>>