Forest Products, Mining & Metals
Canada has long held a dominant position in these sectors. With world’s second largest forests, timber, lumber and a wide variety of modern products have shaped our history – and brought many communities into being. Canada is a major producer of minerals and metals, but also a leading source of professional services, equipment, capital and expertise for safety and sustainability for mining worldwide. Of the world’s public mining companies, 57% are listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, raising over half of global equity capital raised in 2015.
As Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of Canada, I would:
(i) seek to position Canada’s mining industry for global leadership;
(ii) promote mineral, metal, professional services exports and Canadian investment in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa; and
(iii) support the continuing transformation of Canada’s forest products industry with a view to expanding high value-added production and exports.