SOURCE: Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

October 20, 2015 15:46 ET

PDAC Congratulates Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their hard-fought election victory.

"PDAC looks forward to working closely with Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet, as well as other elected MPs, to further enhance Canadian mineral exploration and development both domestically and internationally," says PDAC President Rod Thomas.

Mineral exploration and mining in Canada employs more than 380,000 workers and contributes approximately $54 billion to GDP annually. It is also the largest private sector employer of Aboriginal Peoples in the nation.

"During the campaign and in our conversations with The Liberal Party it was clear that they view the mining industry as a vital creator of jobs and wealth in rural, remote and urban Canada," adds Thomas. "We look forward to further discussing matters that affect our industry, including the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank and maintaining the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC), to encourage investment in Canada."

About PDAC
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the national voice of Canada's mineral exploration and development industry. With a membership of over 8,000, the PDAC's mission is to promote a responsible, vibrant and sustainable Canadian mineral exploration and development sector. The PDAC encourages leading practices in technical, environmental, safety and social performance in Canada and internationally. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, regarded as the premier event for mineral industry professionals. The PDAC Convention has attracted over 25,000 people from 125 countries in recent years and will next be held March 6-9, 2016, in Toronto. Please visit www.pdac.ca.

Contact Information

  • Contact
    Kristy Kenny
    Coordinator of Communications
    Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
    kkenny@pdac.ca
    416 362 1969 x233