More than one-third of respondents indicated that uncertainty around environmental regulations dissuaded investment in Ontario.
Mining investors identified infrastructure issues in Canada’s North as a major area of concern.
Attracting capital is a constant process of improving jurisdictional attractiveness.
In 2017 the government in Winnipeg unveiled its Climate and Green Plan, which includes a $25 per tonne carbon tax.
The Trump administration has significantly improved the business environment in the U.S.
In the 2016 mining survey, the NWT received scored 75.77 (out of 100) on our index.
Ontario and B.C. dropped in our mining rankings.
In B.C., 72 per cent of explorers indicate that uncertainty from disputed land claims deters investment.