$500 million to the province’s economy each year 6,300 jobs, mostly in rural areas Nova Scotia’s mining and quarrying industry potential to be a significant creator of jobs and prosperity for Nova Scotians.
Excellent road access Power distribution system covers province Skilled highly motivated workforce Favourable geology
I need to know that when I have rights the land will not become protected I need to know the financial markets will support work in Nova Scotia I need to know that if I have mineral rights, I will have land access I need a consistent, timely environmental approval process
Mineral Incentive Program Support for land access DDV / Atlantic Registry online Efforts to get stakeholders together in community engagement protocol
Forestry, fishing, farming do not pay tax Only province that charges mining and quarrying NS products disadvantage (aggregates, salt, limestone, gypsum, etc.) Perceived as lack of support for mining industry Aggressive, ongoing campaign for the off-highway fuel tax rebate.
Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act 2007 Cleanest most sustainable in world 2020 GDP growth equal /above CDN average 2020 Balance environmental and economic goals 21 objectives Protecting 12% of NS land Deal fairly with claims holders Land exchange mechanism Stick to 12%