Québec City, May 3, 2022 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) is proud to report that five of its members received awards in various categories at two prestigious gala ceremonies. This shows that Québec’s mining industry continues to set the pace year after year through its innovations and perseverance while ensuring respect for people, workers and the environment.
At the Mercuriades gala ceremony organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), two QMA members left with a coveted Mercure trophy in the “Contribution to economic and regional development” category:
- Centre de métallurgie du Québec (SME);
- Canadian Malartic Partnership (Large corporation)
The QMA also congratulates the other members who were finalists in this high-profile competition:
- Agnico Eagle Mines – Large corporation, “Investissement Québec increased productivity” category
- Eldorado Gold Québec – SME, “Desjardins sustainable development” category
- Kiewit – Large corporation, “Desjardins sustainable development” category
- Agnico Eagle Mines – “CN large corporation training and workforce development” category
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Three QMA members were also honoured for their workplace health and safety (WHS) performance at the gala event held by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Vancouver, receiving John T. Ryan trophies.
Raglan Mine, a Glencore company, won the National Trophy for Metal Mines for the third consecutive year. Agnico Eagle – Goldex Mine won the Regional Metal Trophy, Quebec/Maritimes Provinces, while Rio Tinto Fer et Titane – Mine Tio-Havre-St-Pierre won the Regional Select Trophy, East.
« We are proud to see our dedicated and committed members contributing to the leading position enjoyed by Québec’s mining industry among the best in the world. These awards show that the mining sector stands out for its economic, social and environmental contribution, and the QMA congratulates them all. »– Josée Méthot, QMA 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.