Release of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan : strategic directions that match the actions of the Québec Mining Association

Québec City, March 4, 2019 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) welcomes the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan released by the Government of Canada, which contains strategic directions that match the QMA’s actions to make Québec’s mining sector more competitive and attractive.

Based on strategic directions that are already part of the DNA of the QMA and its members, the Plan will consolidate the actions undertaken by the QMA to ensure that Québec continues to play a leadership role and remains one of the best locations for mining worldwide. The strategic directions in the Plan are:

• Economic development and competitiveness
• Advancing the Participation of Indigenous Peoples
• Respect the Environment
• Science, Technology and Innovation
• Social acceptability
• Global Leadership

The Québec Mining Association, which submitted recommendations during the consultations that led up to the Plan, will continue its involvement when the Plan is implemented.

« The proof is there: the mining industry is an indispensable part of our everyday lives. From electronic devices to medical instruments, and from vitamins to food supplements, we are surrounded by metals and minerals. This is why the QMA and its members believe that it is essential to implement measures that promote mineral development in Québec, which remains a source of inspiration for other mining jurisdictions, in particular in terms of respect for the environment and for local communities. The new Plan is a step in the right direction.»

– Josée Méthot, President and CEO of the QMA

About the Québec Mining Association

The Québec Mining Association (QMA) was founded in 1936 and speaks proactively for mining companies involved in exploration, extraction and processing, mining contractors and junior mining companies, along with suppliers, institutions, non-profit organizations and other mining sector partners. It is proud of the 40,540 jobs and total expenditure of $8.5 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry over the last year. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.