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Mining group leads July lobbying, urges feds to review pace of policy changes affecting resource industries

By Samantha Wright Allen      

While some groups pull back in summer months, the Mining Association of Canada remained active in July, where industry, trade, and environment were the most-discussed issues.

With 195 communications with the government already on the books, 2018 will likely be another record year for lobbying, said Mining Association of Canada president Pierre Gratton. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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An unprecedented level of legislation and consultation affecting the mining industry is creating a "cumulative burden" on all industry players, according to the head of the Mining Association of Canada, which led the charge in July lobbying, as it has month after month. “It’s ironic—we very much welcome the much more open approach to consultation that the new government brought in, but now we have trouble keeping up,” said Pierre Gratton, president of MAC, which represents about 100 members

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