Policy Conference

On December 5 and 6, 2013, the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration held a conference at Lakehead University on the Role of Government Policy in Sustainable Mining Development.

The purpose of the conference was to examine the past, present and future of public policy and how it promotes sustainable mining development. With a great range speakers and over 130 attendees the conference will help to inform future policy development as it pertains to mining in northern Ontario, particularly the Ring of Fire.

We will be posting the videos and PowerPoint presentations from the conference on this website and a copy of the program can be found here.


Powerpoint presentations

Presenter PowerPoint Video
Bill Gallagher Download  
Bob Rae   What Policies Can Governments Put in Place to Promote Sustainable Mining on YouTube
Ramsey Hart   The role of government in mining policy development on YouTube
Ugo Lapointe Download Pour que le Quebec ait Meilleure mine on YouTube
Stephen Lindley Download Inclusion of Indigenous/Aboriginal People in Major Projects on YouTube
Elsie MacDonald Download First Nation community perspective on policy needs in the Ring of Fire on YouTube
Glenn Nolan Download Developing the Eagle's Nest mine in challenging times on YouTube
Dadgostar, Lento & Peterson Download  
Laurie Sterrit Download British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association



We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors without whom the conference would not have been possible.

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Stillwater Canada logo     PDAC logo

 SNC logo    Goldcorp logo

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