TORONTO, March 3, 2019 /CNW/ - As Ministers responsible for mines, we are proud to announce the release of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP). We believe that the CMMP will become a milestone in the history of Canadian mining—for what it offers today and for how it can be applied in the future.
Canada is a country rich in mineral resources. We share a duty to ensure that Canada is developing these resources in ways that are competitive and sustainable. This means paying close attention to social, Indigenous and environmental considerations, while leveraging Canada's advantage as an attractive place to invest and do business.
The CMMP is forward-looking. It covers those issues that are key to a successful and modern minerals and metals industry: competitiveness; the participation of Indigenous Peoples; community benefits; respect for the environment; scientific and technological innovation; and, global leadership.
Discussions to inform the CMMP – with groups as diverse as innovation experts, Indigenous Peoples, non-governmental organizations, private companies, industry associations, and youth – generated hundreds of ideas and confirmed that Canadians value the role that mining plays in our economy and in their daily lives.
As Ministers responsible for mines, we are committed to keeping this Plan evergreen to support a competitive, sustainable and responsible minerals and metals industry for generations to come.
"In a world increasingly looking for sustainably and responsibly sourced mineral products, Canada is unmatched. As global demand for sustainably developed resources grows, Canada must continue to capitalize on its natural and human advantage to ensure our competitiveness in global markets."
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
Note: On the date of its release, the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan had been endorsed by all of Canada's Mines Ministers with the exception of the Ministers from Ontario and Saskatchewan.
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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada
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