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Engagement at the Central Canada Mineral Exploration Conference

November 21, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

On November 21, 2018, the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) Secretariat conducted a pre-conference presentation at the Central Canada Mineral Exploration Conference in Winnipeg and facilitated a follow-up workshop to refine key actions under the Plan. Approximately 20 participants took part in round-table discussions that focused on each Strategic Direction, and used a dot-mocracy tool to provide feedback about actions they would most like to see prioritized.

Actions that received the most votes include:

  • Increasing assistance to federal, provincial and territorial geoscience surveys and university researchers.
  • Supporting the Indigenous talent pool; developing a strategy regarding the benefits of mining and green/sustainable mining practices to increase general public outreach/awareness.
  • Increasing clarity on the role of EAs within the mining sector and providing appropriate resources to conduct EAs.
  • Supporting the development of geoscience tools in exploration.
  • Reviewing Canadian tax policy to support cost competitiveness.