PDAC is pleased to provide recommendations for Federal Budget 2018 that will help Canadians participate in the labour market and ensure that businesses are more productive and competitive at home and abroad. As an industry that operates across the country—in urban, rural and remote areas, and is the largest private sector employer of Aboriginal peoples—the minerals sector is uniquely positioned to offer economic opportunities to all Canadians.
PDAC Recommendations for Budget 2018
Given the importance of the METC to catalyzing investor interest in super flow-through shares and the need for certainty for proponents, PDAC recommends that the government maintain flow-through shares and renew the METC for a minimum period of three years.
Ensure that Canada’s regulatory regimes are effective, efficient, predictable and balanced in order to reduce uncertainty, delays and costs that undermine Canada’s investment climate.
PDAC recommends that government support innovation in the minerals sector by:
The federal government should support northern and remote mineral exploration and development by:
PDAC recommends the federal government support efforts to enhance the participation of Indigenous Peoples in the minerals industry through: