Ontario is seeking input to renew the province’s Mineral Development Strategy to attract further investment into the sector. The province is seeking input from stakeholders on how to renew the Mineral Development Strategy by releasing a discussion paper as well as a progress report highlighting significant provincial work and achievements in the sector since 2006.
Follow this link to read Ontario’s Discussion Paper on Renewing Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy and this link to Submit comments until May 8, 2015 on a renewed MDS through Ontario’s Environmental Registry
Over the next three months, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines will host workshops across Ontario to provide industry, Aboriginal communities and other community partners with an opportunity to respond to the province’s proposed themes for a renewed Mineral Development Strategy.
The renewed strategy will address a number of key drivers in the mining sector such as:
- Raising capital for prospecting, exploration and mineral development
- Building Aboriginal partnerships and opportunities
- Competitive production and transportation costs
- Technologies to improve discovery rates and identify new ore reserves
- Future labour market opportunities
The renewed Mineral Development Strategy will set out priorities to strengthen the sector and cement Ontario’s position as a leading mining jurisdiction.
Garry Clark, Executive Director, Ontario Prospectors Association commented
” The release of the discussion paper on the renewal of the mineral development strategy is timely, as the industry is recovering from a difficult financing period and the government with industry help are completing major changes to the Mining Act and Regulations. Our Association members look forward to assisting the Ministry with this effort.”