Latest Mining Association of Canada Stories

2014-06-18 08:23:29

Québec becomes the second province to adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Québec Mining Association (QMA) today announced its members will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a program designed to improve environmental and social practices in the Canadian mining industry, over a phased-in four-year period. The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members launched the TSM initiative in 2004. Today's...

2014-06-05 16:23:51

RRTWG congratulates Quebec for the commitment in the 2014 Budget to work with Ottawa on Prime Minister Harper's Transparency Commitment OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group (RRTWG) today congratulated the Government of Quebec for its commitment in yesterday's budget to "work with the Autorité des marchés financiers to implement this initiative in Québec." This week, Quebec becomes the first province to publicly support the federal...

2014-05-13 08:24:35

Syncrude Canada and IAMGOLD get top nods for inaugural TSM Awards OTTAWA, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - For their innovative projects that raise the bar for corporate responsibility in the Canadian mining sector, Syncrude Canada and IAMGOLD Corporation were recognized with inaugural Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards yesterday at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala in Vancouver. IAMGOLD Corporation was recognized with the TSM Community...

2014-03-11 08:23:18

Government of Canada signs agreement with strategic market for mining exports OTTAWA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) commends the federal government on the signing of a new Free Trade Agreement with South Korea, an important market for Canada's mining products. Of specific interest to the Canadian mining industry is the agreement's reduction in tariffs, which are currently upwards of 8 per cent for metals including iron, aluminum and nickel....

2014-02-11 20:21:27

Industry welcomes exploration tax credit extension and new skills programs OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) congratulates the federal government for its continued progress towards a balanced budget, with a larger than expected surplus projected for 2015-2016. Canada's longstanding fiscal discipline has helped Canada weather the global economic crisis better than other industrialized nations, keeping interest rates and unemployment low. A...

2014-01-29 08:23:35

New report details Canadian mining's economic contributions and top needs for 2014 OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - New data shows a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians employed in the mining and related industries with more than 418,000 people in full-time-equivalent jobs working in various facets of the sector, according to the Mining Association of Canada's latest Facts & Figures 2013 report. Drawing from a new data source, Natural Resources Canada released a...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'