Ontario Releases Renewed Mineral Development Strategy

In March of this year we reported that Ontario was seeking input to renew the province’s Mineral Development Strategy Ontario Renews Mineral Development Strategy

Today Ontario released its renewed 10 year Mineral Development Strategy, which it says is designed to position Ontario as the global leader in sustainable mineral development.

The renewed strategy confirms the province’s commitment to attracting new investment and supporting innovation in the mineral exploration and development sector. The strategy consists of a 10-point action plan with four strategic priorities to ensure the mining sector is:

  • Competitive and innovative
  • Safe and environmentally responsible
  • Efficiently and effectively regulated
  • Positioned to ensure growth and prosperity for future generations

A Competitive and Innovative Industry

Entrenching Ontario’s reputation as the leading mining jurisdiction in the world by:

Attracting jobs and investment

2 Fostering a culture of innovation

3 Increasing mineral discovery rates

4 Improving cost competitiveness

A Safe and Environmentally Responsible Industry

Guiding Ontario’s mineral sector as smart, sustainable and environmentally conscious by:

5 Enhancing worker health and safety further across the industry

6 Protecting the environment, reducing the impacts of exploration and mining and addressing climate change

An Industry that is Efficiently and Effectively Regulated

Providing greater certainty for the mining industry by:

7 Improving regulatory efficiency, predictability and transparency

An Industry that Provides Growth and Prosperity

Supporting a healthy, competitive mineral sector to build a strong, prosperous economy for today and tomorrow by:

8 Enhancing Aboriginal voices and meaningful participation in economic development

9 Establishing socio-economic conditions needed to advance major mining projects

10 Building a highly skilled workforce

To read Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy 2015 please click here


Manning Environmental Law is a Canadian law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Our practice is focussed on environmental law, energy law and aboriginal law. 

Paul Manning is a certified specialist in environmental law. He has been named as one of Canada’s leading Environmental Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Canada and ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers.

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