What Trudeau’s re-election means for mining in Canada

By: JP Casey  and Umar Ali

Canadian voters have returned liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau to office for a second term, albeit with a significantly reduced share of the vote. Mining Technology reviews the impacts of his first term on Canadian mining, and, with a minority government looming, considers how the sector could be affected over the next four years.

With more than 60 minerals and metals currently being pulled from Canadian soil, the mining industry is a major contributor to the national economy. Mining is responsible for 620,000 jobs and 19% of domestic imports, alongside making a US$97bn contribution to the country’s GDP .

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