PDAC Emails
August 17, 2016, No. 141
Survey: Review of flow-through shares and METC
The Government of Canada is currently undertaking a review of flow-through shares and the federal 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC). PDAC is actively involved in preparing a submission to Finance Canada about the importance of flow-through shares and the METC to the industry. If your company raised money through the issuance of flow-through shares, please complete a short online survey discussing how they were used and the impact of those funds. The survey is open until Friday, August 26. Learn more

Capital Markets
National capital markets regulator
A Board of Directors has been announced for the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (CMRA). Once created, CMRA will be the single regulator for administering the proposed provincial-territorial Capital Markets Act and complementary federal Capital Markets Stability Act (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon). These acts would form the legislative cornerstones of the new CMRA system. Learn more

Free subscription to The Northern Miner
The Northern Miner is offering PDAC members a chance to read the weekly digital edition of the mining industry's leading news provider for free! Stay on top of the most essential mining news written by their team of award-winning reporters. This offer is exclusive to PDAC members who can access the publication online using this unique link
Nominations open for PDAC 2017 Awards
The PDAC Awards Committee is accepting nominations for 2017. The annual awards recognize outstanding contributions and excellence of individuals and organizations involved in the minerals industry. Awards are presented at a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel as part of the PDAC Convention. Learn more

PDAC recommendations for Federal Budget 2017
In a submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, PDAC made recommendations for the Federal Budget 2017 to support the mineral exploration and development sector. Specifically, the association recommended: Canada’s flow-through financing system be sustained; the METC be renewed for one year; infrastructure investments be made in remote and northern Canada to support mineral exploration; and investments to support Aboriginal participation in the industry. Learn more.

Geoscience & Innovation
Call for monitoring technologies
Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North (LOOKNorth) is seeking proposals from small and medium sized enterprises, researchers and academics based in Canada for projects that promote commercialization of remote sensing and in-situ monitoring technologies. These technologies will support sustainable development of Canada’s natural resource sector and are of high priority for industry end users. Proposals due by September 6. Learn more

PDAC Convention
Mark your calendars
The PDAC 2017 Convention will take place March 5-8, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. Learn more

Events at a Glance
  • PDAC President Bob Schafer and Executive Director Andrew Cheatle are attending the Provincial and Territorial Energy and Mines Ministers Conference in Winnipeg, August 21-23. 
  • Bob and Andrew are attending the Precious Metals Summit in Colorado, USA, September 14-16. 
  • Bob and Andrew are attending MinExpo in Las Vegas, USA, September 25-28. 
  • Andrew is attending the International Minerals & Mining Association’s 2016 Dialogue in Las Vegas, USA, September 27-28. 
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