Toronto, October 22, 2019 -The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all elected Members of Parliament following yesterday’s federal election.
“PDAC looks forward to working with the Prime Minister, his forthcoming Cabinet, and all MPs to further enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s mineral industry,” says PDAC President Felix Lee.
Mineral exploration and mining in Canada employs more than 630,000 workers, contributes more than 5% to the GDP ($97 billion), and is the largest private-sector industrial employer of Indigenous peoples in the country, as well as being a key partner of Indigenous businesses.
“Canada is a mineral exploration and mining nation, and our sector generates significant economic and social benefits in remote communities, Indigenous communities, and large cities across the country,” adds Lee.
“In order to maintain the opportunities provided by our industry, government support is critical.”
PDAC looks forward to working collaboratively with government on high-priority matters that affect our industry, such as responsible access to land, sound fiscal policy and regulatory certainty that supports investment in Canada and improves discovery rates of the minerals and metals that are essential to everyday life and support a low carbon future.