Mining’s Message to Policymakers: Don’t Drop the Ball11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Toronto Centre - 225 Front Street West, Toronto
Canadian mining companies are doing what they can to control costs and prepare for the next upturn, but this is only part of the equation in Canada’s ability to seize growth opportunities in mining. A country rich in resources, there is significant potential for mineral development in Canada to the tune of an estimated $160 billion in the next five to ten years. To seize these opportunities, Canadian governments need to do their part to ensure the country remains an attractive place to mine or to list, and to compete for highly-mobile global mining investment.
Join Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, who will explain the upside to a downturn in being a useful period to position the sector for future success. Mr. Gratton will also speak to the mining industry’s important contributions to Canada’s interconnected economy, and will explain why policymakers need to remain focused on mining during this down period, or risk playing a costly game of catch-up when resources boom again.
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Formal remarks scheduled for 12 p.m., lunch to follow.
President and CEO
Mining Association of Canada
Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining
Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa,
MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining
industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining,
smelting, refining and semi-fabrication.
Prior to his appointment to MAC, Pierre was President and CEO
of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC). From
1999-2008, Mr. Gratton served as Vice President, Sustainable
Development and Public Affairs for the Mining Association of
Canada (MAC). In 2005-06, Mr. Gratton was honoured as a
Distinguished Lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Mining,
Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
Mr. Gratton is First Vice-President of the Interamerican Mining Society (SIM – Sociedad
Interamericana de Mineria). He is also Vice-President of the Raw Materials Committee of
the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.
Mr. Gratton holds an M.A. degree in political science and a B.A. from McGill University.
Mr. Gratton is married and has one daughter.