Mining

— Jul 4, 2024
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Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and Its Impact on Investment

Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and its Impact on Investment is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on federal policy reforms. Authored by Senior Fellow Kenneth Green, this essay spotlights the excessive regulatory burden that has been imposed on the oil and gas sector in Canada over the past 10 years and highlights how much-needed business investment in the industry has declined as a result.

— May 14, 2024
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2023

Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2023, ranks 86 jurisdictions around the world based on their geologic attractiveness (minerals and metals) and government policies that encourage or discourage exploration and investment, finding that Utah is the top-ranked jurisdiction worldwide for mining investment, followed by Nevada, then Saskatchewan.

— Nov 23, 2023
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Can Metal Mining Match the Speed of the Planned Electric Vehicle Transition? finds that, to meet international government mandates for electric vehicles (EV), 388 new mines must be built to produce the metals required for EV production.

— May 4, 2023
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022

The Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022 finds that Saskatchewan is the 3rd most attractive jurisdiction worldwide for mining investment, after Nevada (1st) and Western Australia (2nd). Notably, Newfoundland & Labrador ranked 4th and Quebec ranked 8th in this year’s survey. No other Canadian province or territory ranked in the global top ten, with Ontario ranking 12th, Manitoba 14th and British Columbia 15th.

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