Government of Canada takes a stance on thermal coal

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As G7 world leaders gather in the UK to address global challenges, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the Government of Canada’s public policy statement on new thermal coal mining or expansion projects. The statement indicates that the Government considers that these projects are likely to cause unacceptable environmental effects within federal jurisdiction and are not aligned with Canada’s domestic and international climate change commitments. Accordingly, this position is intended to inform federal decision making on thermal coal mining projects and provide industry and potential investors with clarity and regulatory certainty.

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