In March, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released its annual Facts & Figures report, a document focused on providing a comprehensive overview of current trends in Canada’s mining sector. While Canada has long been the dominant global mining nation – in mineral production, mining finance, mining services and supplies, and sustainability and safety, this year’s data shows that our competitiveness continues to erode. Canada is losing out on its ability to seize new opportunities for growth and it is essential that the federal and provincial governments take action to reverse this trend.
The C.D. Howe Institute has released a new report entitled Branching out: How Canada’s Forest Products Sector is Reshaping its Future. The study explores current industry trends and advancements that Canada’s forest products sector has made in the face of growing business challenges. It also provides a number of recommendations, which would enable the sector to enhance its contributions to the Canadian economy and our country’s environmental goals.