GREEN, JACKSON: Spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive year and is at its lowest point since 2005
WHITELAW: The stars are aligning for the energy and mining sectors, but the two sectors must collaborate to take advantage of the changing landscape
LAVOIE: Building mines starts with building trust
BAINS and JACKSON: Both provinces can learn a thing or two from Saskatchewan’s successful relationship with First Nations
MCGARVEY: Trust has a practical impact on the bottom line. Just ask the oil industry
SUZUKI: Must be held internationally to same standards for environmental and human rights protection as they publicly claim at home
But there’s still plenty of room for improvement.
Spending by Canada’s resource sector represents 42% of all non-housing investment spending.