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BC mining stakeholders push for regulation changes

Mining industry digs deep

The B.C. mining industry needs some changes to occur for it to be more competitive on a global scale.

Those within it, however, look like they need to get on the same page before that is going to happen.

Michael Goehring, who is the Mining Association of BC’s president and CEO, spoke at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday at Coast Capri Hotel, and there was a bit of friction during the question-and-answer session following his presentation.

The difference of opinion comes over the recently introduced Bill C-69, which essentially monitors regulation of major Canadian infrastructure projects. Opponents say, among other criticisms, that it will push investment away.

Kelowna has 100 mining-affiliated companies, and the industry pumped more than $23 million into the city through goods and services for mining operations in 2018.

For more on this story, visit Okanagan Edge.



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