The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) welcomes the first completed mining...
Mining Association of BC Celebrates Mining Day at the Legislature
On February 28th, leaders from the B.C. mining industry, including representatives from the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), the Mining Suppliers Association of B.C. and the Association of Mineral Exploration, are gathering in Victoria to meet with government officials as part of Mining Day at the Legislature 2017.
The Mining Association of B.C. has been organising the comprehensive advocacy day since 2014, coordinating more than 160 meetings between industry and government to discuss sensible measures to grow the B.C. economy, create jobs and foster a sustainable and responsive mining industry.
“We are proud to be hosting our third Mining Day at the Legislature”, commented Karina Briño, President and CEO of the Mining Association of B.C. “We believe our industry plays a critical role in job creation and in building healthy communities across the province. MABC and its members are committed to meaningful engagement with First Nations and communities and to continuing to build sustainable mining operations”.
The MABC delegation is comprised of senior executives from 30 organizations representing operating mines and mining companies, mineral exploration companies and mining suppliersfrom across B.C. The MABC delegation represents an industry worth more than $7.7 billion in gross revenue and jobs in every region of the province.
MABC represents companies involved in the exploration and development, mining and smelting of minerals, metals, coal and industrial minerals in British Columbia. It is regarded as the pre-eminent voice of mining in the province. In 2015, B.C. mines invested capital expenditures worth $1.2billion and made total payments to governments and government agencies amounting to $ 476 million. The mining industry directly employs close to 9,000 British Columbians across every region of the province and, inclusive of indirect jobs, this number grows to 30,000.