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Priorities 

As the voice of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry, PDAC works with its members, partners and stakeholders to support a competitive and responsible industry. This involves helping the industry to access the capital, land and skills required to responsibly discover and develop deposits of the minerals and metals that make modern life possible. To support a competitive and responsible industry, PDAC undertakes advocacy and member services work in the following areas:

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PDAC Policy Framework

State of the Industry

Federal Advocacy

PDAC engages the federal government on a range of policy files to enable an environment for companies to responsibly discover and develop minerals and metals. Part of this advocacy includes making annual recommendations for the federal budget.

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Access to Capital

Mineral exploration begins and ends with financing. PDAC undertakes a range of activities to help capital flow into early-stage exploration projects both in Canada and internationally. Our focus is in three main areas.

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Access to Land

Without exploration, there are no discoveries or new mines. Jurisdictions around the world seek to attract exploration investment.We want Canada to regain its status as the top global destination for mineral exploration, a position it lost in 2015 to Australia. 

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Aboriginal Affairs

PDAC consistently raises the bar for the development of positive relationships between companies and Aboriginal communities and increasing participation of Aboriginal people in the economic opportunities generated by the industry.

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Responsible Exploration

PDAC is committed to improving the social, environmental and health & safety performance of companies searching for and developing mineral deposits. Our focuses for 2016 and 2017 are water, climate change, gender and human rights.

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Supporting Canadian Companies Abroad

Building on over a century of domestic excellence, Canadian companies are now discovering and developing mineral deposits around the world. Find out more about our efforts to support responsible Canadian companies operating abroad.

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