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July 30, 2020
OTTAWA – “The Canadian mining sector has faced unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring the competiveness of this critical industry is more important than ever, as the sector looks to recover and move toward a prosperous future. The government will continue to support Canada’s mining and exploration companies — and the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan is the vehicle that will drive the sector forward,” states Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources.
The Minister adds, “As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, our world-leading minerals and metals industry will play an important role in the country’s economic recovery. This key industry is primed to supply the crucial elements for the global transition to a clean and digital economy, and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring it remains competitive.”
The Government has invested extensively in the mining industry, including through the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP). Released in 2019 as a pan-Canadian initiative by federal, provincial, and territorial mines ministers with extensive engagement with Indigenous partners, and informed by industry, innovation organizations, and other stakeholders, this plan will serve as a framework for success in the mining sector for years to come.
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