Discussion paper looks for answers: Rick Bartolucci wants to hear from the public what his government can do to improve the mining industry.Northern Ontario's dominant position in the international mining sector is being challenged.
To remain globally competitive, Ontario requires a forward-looking mineral strategy addressing the challenges and opportunities in the mining sector, according to according to
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3. Rick Bartolucci Rick Bartolucci (born October 10, 1943 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the Sudbury riding. He has been a member of the assembly since 1995, and is currently a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty. , Minister of Northern Development and Mines.
He addressed attendees at an Ontario Mining Association luncheon held Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn in Greater Sudbury Greater Sudbury (2006 census population 157,857) is a city in Northern Ontario, Canada. Greater Sudbury was created in 2001 by amalgamating the cities and towns of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury, along with several previously unincorporated geographic townships. .
"How do we stay in the pack?" Bartolucci asks.
Competition, Canada's strong dollar and rigorous environmental standards are just a few challenges facing operational mining houses in the region according to a discussion paper Bartolucci sourced during his address.
Therefore, the Ministry is developing a strategy aimed at strengthening the foundation for sustainable management and stewardship of Ontario's mineral resources Noun 1. mineral resources - natural resources in the form of minerals
natural resource, natural resources - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature .
The Mineral Development Strategy for Ontario has four key objectives.
The first is to maintain and continually attract long-term investment in mineral exploration.
The second is to support the mineral sector's efforts to further enhance its mining performance as a modern, safe, high-tech and environmentally sound industry.
The third objective is to clarify the responsibilities of government and mineral sector companies by strengthening and confirming the status of mining lands in land use planning
Land use planning is the term used for a branch of public policy which encompasses various disciplines which seek to order and regulate the use of land in an efficient and ethical way. and decision making on Crown lands.
The fourth objective is to enhance product development and commercialization in the province.
Ontario is a leader in Canada's mineral industry, accounting for about a third the country's output at $7.2 billion in 2004, according to the minister. Exploration companies spent more than $300 million looking for Looking for
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It has one of the highest multiplier effects within Ontario, bringing in 22,500 direct jobs and 75,000 indirect jobs with an average salary of $59,500 per year. Mining companies in general spend more than $1 billion annually on goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax. , 80 percent of which stays within Ontario.
"It is one of Ontario's economic pillars," Bartolucci says.
"It provides one of the highest standards of living in the province."
It is the innovative approaches to challenges that has given the industry the positive reputation it deserves, but the mineral industry cannot rest on its laurels.
Mining leaders have to find ways of becoming more efficient, more profitable while maintaining or improving health and safety standards. There has been a 90-percent improvement over the last two decades relating health and safety in the mining industry, Bartolucci says. Similar advances have been made in the environmental impact of mining, he added. That is all well and good, says the Sudbury MPP (Massively Parallel Processing or Massively Parallel Processor) A multiprocessing architecture that uses up to thousands of processors. Some might contend that a computer system with 64 or more CPUs is a massively parallel processor. , but how can we improve our situation. That is up to the public, he said.
The ministry is asking for comments, recommendations and submissions from the mining sector, Aboriginal organizations and communities up until Nov. 30 in regard to the suggestions found within the discussion paper. Public hearings will be held in the near future, and all comments are welcome.
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