Québec City, April 9, 2021 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) welcomes the solidarity demonstrated by its members in the Côte-Nord region, which have agreed to participate in the mass vaccination campaign.
ArcelorMittal Mining and Infrastructure Canada and Québec Iron Ore will pool their resources with other companies to step up the vaccination campaign and help immunize the Québec population against COVID-19 as quickly as possible.
Many mining companies are already involved in making a difference in their host communities, and have offered their assistance to government authorities across Québec.
« We are proud that our members have agreed to place their resources and qualified personnel at the service of the population. Mining companies are genuine partners in their local communities, and this contribution to the mass vaccination campaign provides genuine proof of this. »
« The pandemic has helped strengthen the solidarity that characterizes Québec’s mining industry. Our members are united behind the strict measures that will limit the spread of COVID-19 on mine sites. Now, they are joining with the general population to put this extraordinary situation behind us as soon as possible. »– 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 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.