How can governments streamline our regulatory environment?
Perhaps governments - fed, prov, municipal, Indigenous - can find ways to come together before projects are developed in areas that have been identified as 'high mineral potential'. This could help governments, communities, and industries (and not just mining) better prepare for future resource development by convening all the players from the start in terms of regional land use planning, community needs, public infrastructure, education, etc.
Please write SEA out in full
Great point M_2iC! Preparing regions effectively in advance can also help manage expectations and showcase potential to local communities and governments. Also, this point relates well to skills development and capacity. If local populations can foresee future opportunities, they can prepare themselves better to capitalize on those opportunities. Have SEAs occurred for high potential areas in the past? Are there any examples?
Regulatory mechanism can be the way in which government can motivate private markets in this space.
Responsible monetary policy, such as central banks accepting ‘green’ assets as collateral can assist funding of sustainable
There are far too many paths companies are forced to go down when getting permits and approval for mining and exploration projects. There should be a single regulator who takes the input from all parties and considers them in a unified process and makes a decision. This decision should be enforced by the law where non-legal barriers are put in place.The government needs to stand up for the rights of mining companies and their investors. Bill C-69 is a disaster to investment in the mining company. We need both resourcefulness and resources, it is not one over the other...