Canada is a Global Leader
Canada is home to a vast array of natural resources and produces more than 60 minerals and metals . Canada has developed a list of 31 minerals considered critical for a sustainable greener economy. Batteries, solar panels and wind turbines rely on large amounts of minerals and to meet a growing demand, one that can only be met through mining.
Mine development is stringent in Canada. Commitment to environmental, social practices through consultation and community engagement, and strong governance is a critical part in every step of a project’s development.
Canada is home to a sustainable and responsible minerals industry that benefits all Canadians. The country is a global leader in mining-related science, technology, social and environmental practices with a clear and predictable regulatory environment, innovative clean technology solutions, and best management practices.
Ethical Sourcing…if it can be done ethically and responsibly, then why not here in Canada
Canada supports the production of minerals and metals more responsibly than most of the competing jurisdictions around the world, which matters on a local, and also on a global scale.
Canada provides mineral developers
- Comprehensive Environmental Regulation, both provincially and federally
- Comprehensive Labour and Human Rights Protections for workers
- Pathways to Reconciliation with Indigenous communities
These fundamental protections and pathways to Indigenous reconciliation are important. Mineral developers have a Duty to Consult with Indigenous communities, and these pathways provide the framework for Canadian resource projects to deliver critical minerals to the highest standards.
Responsible, ethically sourced mineral development drives local economies. Job creation, wages, operating expenses, taxation and royalties provide a direct financial injection to local communities.
Canada’s strong track record for environmental, labour and human rights legislation supports the ethical production of minerals to meet world demand.
Conversations with Indigenous Leaders
The National Coalition of Chiefs President, Mr. Dale Swampy, interviews Indigenous leaders in Canada and gains insight into their experiences with the Canadian mining industry.
Comprehensive Environmental Regulation
Migratory Bird Convention Act
Public Lands Act
Surface Reclamation Act
Coal Conservation Act
Land Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act
Coal Development Policy
Coal Conservation regulation
Railway Safety Act
Waste Control Regulation
Alberta Environmental Flows Program
Species at Risk Act
Weed Control Act
Responsible Energy Development Act
South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
Navigable Waters Act
Livingston - Porcupine Hills Land Footprint Management Plan
Impact Assessment Act
Coal Mining Effluent Regulations