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The Fraser Institute

October 02, 2013 11:35 ET

The Fraser Institute: How Can BC Increase Mining Investment in the Province? New Study Coming Thursday Oct. 3

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study exploring the barriers to investment in BC's mining sector on Thursday October 3.

British Columbia's Mining Policy Performance looks at the issues affecting mining investment in the province and the policy options available to the government if it wants to increase mining investment.

The study is derived in part from the Fraser Institute's annual global survey of mining companies in 96 jurisdictions around the world. Just over half of respondents represented exploration companies while 20 per cent represented producer companies with more than $50 million (U.S.) in annual revenue.

British Columbia ranks third among Canadian provinces and territories for mineral production (after Ontario and Quebec) with an estimated production value of $8.3 billion in 2012.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 a.m. (Pacific).

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at www.fraserinstitute.org.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

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