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2017 Provincial Elections and the Mining Industry in BC

Mining and BC Elections 2017

As we enter the 2017 provincial election in BC we know that you will be looking closely at the local candidates in your area. We think their position on mineral exploration and mining issues is critical to the long term success of our province.

Mining in BC is a safe, modern industry and provides jobs in all regions of BC. Mining pays one of the highest average annual salaries and benefits to a highly skilled workforce in Canada. Mining pays one of the highest average annual salaries and benefits to a highly skilled workforce in CanadaMineral exploration and mining employ heavy machinery operators, engineers, geologists, drillers, environmental scientists, accountants, caterers, technologists, and many others. Engineering and law firms, environmental consultants, suppliers and transportation companies throughout BC also depend on mining. Mining benefits large and small businesses in every city and town in the province. There over 1000 service and supply companies active in BC that support the sector.

BC is a global centre of excellence for the industry. Vancouver is home to over 800 mineral exploration and mining companies and world class educational and training institutions. Companies throughout BC are world leaders and innovators in research, training, and development for a global industry.

We all benefit from minerals every day. Minerals and metals are used in our phones and trucks, our barbecues and bicycles. Mining generates taxes that fund our schools and hospitals.

Ask your candidates how they will support mining. We are all miners.

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