MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Mining Association
(QMA), the Réseau de la transformation métallique du Quebec(RTMQ, the
Quebec metals processing network) and Minalliance are pleased to note
the conclusions of a study of metals processing in Quebec published
today by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The study
presents a new, documented view of the importance of this sector for
Quebec's economy and, more specifically, for the greater Montreal area.
The study, the first to examine the metals processing sector in Quebec,
makes it easier to visualize the size of the industry, which includes
56 primary processors and almost 2,145 secondary metals processing
enterprises. Together, as revealed by the study, the primary and
secondary processing sectors support over 75,000 direct and indirect
jobs every year in Quebec.
Tertiary processing is also a key activity, and the study by the Board
of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal sets out a number of strategies to
maximize the benefits generated by the metals sector.
This type of research, along with other future studies, will help guide
the implementation of enlightened public policies, based on actual data
rather than on the myths that sometimes cast a shadow over Quebec's
natural resources sector.
The Quebec Mining Association (QMA) represents metal and mineral mining
companies, metallurgy companies, mining contractors and junior mining
exploration companies in Quebec.
The Réseau de la transformation métallique du Québec (RTMQ) unites and
represents the enterprises making up Quebec's metals processing
Minalliance is a communication fund, financed by the Quebec mineral
industry, including the Quebec Mining Association (QMA) and Quebec
Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ), as well as companies involved
in mine exploration, operation and services, and equipment suppliers.
The mandate of Minalliance is to make clear, coherent and consistent
information available to the general public in Quebec in connection
with the activities of the mining industry and to promote its positive
contribution to Quebec's social, economic and environmental
SOURCE: QUEBEC MINING ASSOCIATION
For further information:
André Lavoie, director
Communications and public affairs
Quebec Mining Association