Unlocking mining development through affordable and sustainable energy and regulatory reform
Ontario’s mining sector is a major source of economic activity – including
investment and job creation. It employs nearly 300,000 people (directly and
indirectly) across the province. Yet there are several challenges facing the
sector – namely high energy costs and delays in the regulatory approval
process. The incoming government must address both issues if the mining
sector is to continue thriving and creating opportunities in Ontario.
Overview: Mining in Ontario
The mining sector contributes $6.6 billion a year to Ontario’s economy and
employs nearly 300,000 people directly and indirectly. These figures make us
a global leader – in fact, Ontario is among the top-10 producers in the world
for nickel and platinum group metals, and a significant producer of gold,
copper, zinc, cobalt and silver.1
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