The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

December 04, 2013 08:15 ET

Fraser Institute/Media Advisory: How Can Quebec Increase Mining Investment in the Province? New Study Coming Thursday, Dec 5

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study exploring the barriers to investment in Quebec's mining sector on Thursday, December 5.

The study, Quebec's Mining Policy Performance: Greater Uncertainty and Lost Advantage, highlights four key barriers to investment in Quebec and the potential impacts to the province.

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.

Quebec ranks 11th out of 96 jurisdictions included in the 2013 mining survey, down from fifth in 2012. Quebec was the world's No. 1 mining jurisdiction from 2007 to 2010.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download (in English) at

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

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