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Winter 2017

Canadian mining sector’s
clean resources proposal shortlisted
On October 11, the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the mining sector’s clean resources proposal made the shortlist for the superclusters initiative in recognition of the project’s potential to generate significant environmental benefits, energize regional economies and create jobs.

CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated), a clean resources supercluster, is jointly led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI). Together with their industry members, comprising some of Canada’s largest mining companies, CMIC and CEMI will advance the project through the next phase of the application process.

The objectives of the CLEER supercluster are shared priorities with government and the communities where mining operates. This initiative will focus on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.


Winter 2017 News:
• IFIT extended
• EACOM Timber acquires Anthony-EACOM
• Canadian mining sector’s clean resources proposal shortlisted
• Ottawa launches new mass timber construction program
• Unifor plans for a strong forestry future if all stakeholders act now
NRC releases State of Canada’s Forests report
New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level

• New Gold achieves commercial production at Rainy River
• First Cobalt reports high-grade cobalt at Silver Banner mine
Forest sector welcomes NRC’s Clean Growth Program


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