Wages in the mining-sector are more than 40 per cent higher than the average in all other sectors in the province.
The Canadian mining sector employs approximately 665,000 people.
The province's mining activities generate more than $19.4 billion in mineral sales.
A Liberal private members bill with serious economic consequences for the mining sector is making its way through parliament. Bill C-300 seeks to regulate the business activities of Canadian-owned mining companies operating in other countries. The rationale for the bill is based on false premises, unproven accusations and the misguided notion of Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR.