Québec City, April 25, 2022 – The 30th annual Québec Mining Week event began today across the province, on the theme “L’industrie minière, la force intérieure”. Québec Mining Week is presented by the Québec Mining Association (QMA) in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and features a range of activities during the week of April 25 to May 1 that all converge on the same goal: to raise the profile of the Québec mining industry.
The activities presented during Québec Mining Week are designed not only to introduce participants to the world of mining and the goals it pursues, but also to highlight recent advances, provide opportunities to visit working mines, and showcase trades in the mining sector.
Members of the general public are invited to take part in this week of activities in order to gain a better understanding of the key role played by the mining industry in Québec’s economy and in our daily lives. The official program is available at minesqc.com.
« The mining industry has made great strides in recent years and is remarkable for its forward-looking, dynamic and committed approach to both social and environmental issues. We can be proud of the effort made by mining companies to improve their practices and environmental record, in particular by joining the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. Québec Mining Week is intended to highlight the importance of the mining industry and its approach. »– Josée Méthot, the QMA’s president and CEO
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 48,006 jobs and total expenditure of $9.9 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry in 2018, based on the most recent data. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.