||Première analyse de Pl70
Mining has been a major contributor to the growth and development of
Canada and Quebec. In 2012, nearly 330,000 people were employed in the
mining and processing of minerals in Canada, with 85,568 of these workers
employed in the Province of Quebec in 2011 at its 32 producing mines and
processing plants (Canada, 2013d). In 2011, the mining and processing sector
contributed $10.2 billion to Quebec’s economy and comprised 3.4 percent
of its GDP (Québec, 2013). The sector also supports many additional jobs
indirectly, and provides government revenues used to provide health, education,
and social services.
||Quebec’s changing mining regulations scares investors away
Once the darling of miners, the Canadian province of Quebec appears to have lost its edge, as a consequence of mounting uncertainty over protected areas and environmental restrictions, as well as increased regulation and tax changes, concludes a new study published Thursday by the Fraser Institute.