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  1. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/06/17/mtl-asbestos-parody.html#ixzz0r9x8BNIT
  2. La ministre de l'Environnement, Lyne Beauchamps, rend public le rapport du Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement, qui recommande, entre autres, d'augmenter la qualité de la surveillance et du suivi environnemental. Pour en lire plus...
  3. La forte hausse du prix de l'essence mine sérieusement le moral des consommateurs canadiens, même si le reste de l'économie tient le coup. Pour en lire plus...
  4. Des travailleurs forestiers réclament qu'Ottawa prenne des mesures pour résoudre la crise qui mine leur industrie. Pour en lire plus...
  5. La compagnie Black Bull Ressources songe à réduire ou à interrompre complètement la production à la mine de White Point. Pour en lire plus...
  6. A new era of prosperity RICHARD FOOT, Canwest News Service Published: 8 hours ago Boom times for have-not provinces are redrawing Canada's economic and political map. The remarkable growth is resource-driven: potash and uranium in Saskatchewan, offshore oil in Newfoundland and Labrador To find the front lines of the global commodities boom, drive an hour east from Saskatoon on the Yellowhead Highway to Lanigan, Sask., home of the world's largest potash mine. Two huge, dome-covered warehouses, each about the size of a football field, stand on the mine site, eerily empty except for a few dusty sweepings of potash on the floors. "A decade ago there would have been a mountain of potash in here," said Will Brandsema, general manager of AMEC, whose engineering firm recently completed a $400-million expansion of the mine for the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan. Potash Corp.'s Lanigan mine in Saskatchewan. The price of the mineral has soared to nearly $1,000 a tonne from about $100.View Larger Image View Today, worldwide demand for the pinkish, chalk-like mineral is so great, Potash Corp. can't keep its warehouses full. In the past four years, the price of potash - the basic ingredient of fertilizer - has soared to nearly $1,000 per tonne from about $100, largely because of rising populations in China and India and their sudden appetite for high-value, fertilizer-grown food. Thanks to a quirk of geologic good fortune, Saskatchewan is filled with potash and now produces more than a quarter of the world's supply. What was for years an unremarkable export has suddenly become one of the most treasured commodities on Earth - pink gold, you might call it - which, alongside surging sales of oil, uranium and even grain, is suddenly making Saskatchewan the economic envy of the nation. About 3,000 kilometres away, another once-poor province accustomed to life on the economic fringes is also reaping a windfall from its natural resources. Skyrocketing oil prices are fuelling an extraordinary economic turnaround in Newfoundland and Labrador, where a fourth offshore oil project will soon be in development. Petrodollars are transforming St. John's from a down-at-the-heels provincial capital into a bustling energy city brimming with stylish restaurants, affluent condo developments and a sense of euphoria not seen there since cod were first discovered on the Grand Banks. "The Newfoundland and Saskatchewan economies have gone from stagnant to stellar," Statistics Canada declared in its May Economic Observer. "These two provinces have moved beyond old stereotypes and stepped into a new era of prosperity." Both provinces led the country last year in growth of exports, in the rate of housing starts and in growth of gross domestic product - the only provinces, along with Alberta, whose per capita GDP was above the national average. In June, a report by the TD Bank Financial Group called Saskatchewan "Canada's commodity superstar" and said if the province were a country, it would rank fifth in the world among member nations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in terms of per capita GDP. It would trail only Luxembourg, Norway, the United States and Ireland. (Alberta would come second if ranked on the same list.) John Crosbie, who announced the cod fishery's shutdown as federal fisheries minister and is now the province's lieutenant-governor, expressed the mood of many Newfoundlanders while reading his government's throne speech in March: "Ours is not the province it was two decades ago," Crosbie said. "We are - for the first time in our history - poised to come off equalization very soon. This is a stunning achievement that will reinforce the bold new attitude of self-confidence that has taken hold among Newfoundlanders and Labradorians." What do such economic shifts mean for the country as a whole, and how will the rise of two weaker provinces, coupled with the manufacturing malaise in Ontario, affect the workings of confederation? First, many economists say it's a mistake to underestimate the resilience and strength of the huge Ontario economy. They also say the surging energy economies of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland face their own challenges, including cyclical commodity prices, the social costs of rapid development and severe labour shortages. Canada is already facing a labour crunch that's only going to worsen with time. In six years, said economist Brian Lee Crowley, president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, there will be more people leaving the country's labour force than entering it. The new demand for workers in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, especially in construction and engineering, can only exacerbate the problem. In 2006, for the first time in 23 years, Saskatchewan stopped losing people, on a net basis, to other provinces, thanks to the thousands of workers streaming home from Alberta to new jobs in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and elsewhere. As job opportunities also grow in Newfoundland, and competition for skilled workers intensifies, the availability of labour will decline and the cost of it will increase, putting further pressures on the dollar and on manufacturers. The rampant growth of Canada's resource-rich economies is also expected to force changes to the federal equalization program. In April, the TD Bank forecast that Ontario, a longtime contributor to equalization, could become a recipient as early as 2010 - not because Ontario's economy is falling apart, but because it is slipping relative to the extraordinary growth of commodity-producing provinces. As the resource boom pushes the average level of provincial revenues higher, provinces like Ontario will fall below that average, and the cost of funding equalization will increase. Yet the federal government won't be able to afford the program, because Ottawa has no access to the commodity revenues that are driving up its cost; natural resource royalties flow only to the provinces. "The amount of money required for that program is going to get bigger and bigger," said Wade Locke, an economist at Memorial University in St. John's. As for Newfoundland and Labrador, over the past decade its per capita GDP has risen to $10,000 above the national average from $10,000 below - the fastest 10-year turnaround of any province in Canadian Newfoundland and Saskatchewan both reaped a bonanza last year from commodity royalties. Newfoundland posted a record $1.4-billion budget surplus; Saskatchewan announced a $641-million surplus plus a $1-billion infrastructure spending spree. While those two provinces enjoy their economic rebirth, recession stalks other regions of Canada, in particular the industrial heartland of Ontario. There, many manufacturers are struggling with high energy costs and a strong dollar, and the North American automakers - once Canada's economic engine - are shedding jobs and shutting factories. John Pollock, chairman of Electrohome Ltd. in Kitchener, Ont. - he is winding up the affairs of a once-proud consumer electronics maker forced to the sidelines by overseas competition - predicts Ontario is entering a period of perhaps a decade or more in which it will no longer drive the country's economy. "There's going to be a period of transition that's going to be tough," he said. "Ontario has supported the rest of the country - provinces like Saskatchewan and Newfoundland - for years. Maybe it's time for a shift." Global financier George Soros recently described Canada's economy as a split personality - half beleaguered by a sluggish manufacturing sector, and half enjoying the wonders of the worldwide resource boom. Never before have the fault lines between Central Canada's energy-dependent provinces and the far-flung energy-rich ones been so stark, says Brett Gartner, an economist with the Canada West Foundation, a Calgary think-tank. "Of course, Ontario's not about to fade away. It still accounts for more than 40 per cent of the national economy," Gartner said. "But let's not discount what's happening in the regions. It's quite astounding." In Saskatchewan, for example, Potash Corp., buoyed by a share price that has made it one of the leading companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is spending $3.2 billion to construct new mines and expand existing ones. Much of that work has gone to AMEC, an international engineering firm that recently refurbished a second mill at the Lanigan mine after the facility was closed in the 1980s because of lack of demand. Will Brandsema, who runs AMEC's Saskatoon office, says he can't hire engineers fast enough to fill the jobs created by mine expansions in the potash and uranium industries. Eight years ago, AMEC employed 64 people in Saskatoon; today that number is 325. "You talk about have-not provinces," he said. "Ten years ago, I spent most of my time in the office looking for business. Now I spend most of my time with human resources, looking for people to hire. "It's just amazing the growth here, and not only in potash. Thirty per cent of the world's uranium comes out of this province. And we have other commodities - oil, gas, coal and the whole agricultural side. All of these are going to grow." Saskatchewan left the ranks of equalization-receiving provinces in 2007. Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to become a "have" province this year or next, a startling change considering that the cod fishery - once the foundation of the province's economy - has not substantially reopened since its devastating closure by Ottawa in 1992. "It's currently $13 billion. It's going to be $30 billion in 10 years. The federal government doesn't have the financial wherewithal to fund that program." Yet abolishing or changing equalization, a program required by the constitution, presents huge political problems, particularly in Quebec, which receives the largest equalization payment, although the lowest per capita amount. "You're going to see some serious restructuring of equalization, but not before the next election," Locke said. "The Harper government is not going to do it." Changes to equalization, not to mention a realignment of "have" and "have-not" provinces, could also prompt a new wave of regional beefs and resentments - the bane of confederation. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is already complaining about how much his province's taxpayers contribute to national transfer programs, a system Ontario governments once supported in better economic times. Oil itself could become a flashpoint that divides the country. Public demands in Quebec, Ontario or British Columbia for a national carbon tax would now raise the ire of more than just one oil-producing province. In the meantime, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, which typically wield little weight in national discussions, could use their new economic clout to campaign for a truly effective Senate, with real power to represent regional interests. "There is some realignment of economic power occurring that will influence the national political debate," said former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford, who now works as a business consultant in British Columbia. "Premiers' meetings, for example, won't be dominated by only a few big provinces. Smaller provinces like Saskatchewan and Newfoundland won't have to shout and demand to be heard. We'll get noticed simply by being there." Still, Peckford - who grew up in a province so poor that he remembers, as a boy, studying his schoolbooks by kerosene lamp - warns Newfoundlanders not to let their budding affluence go to their heads. "I would caution them that as they grow financially, they must also grow emotionally and socially," he said. "The last thing Newfoundland and Labrador should do is get arrogant about this, because one never knows how long it will last. "A lot of Canadians helped us after we joined confederation, so it's our turn now to contribute back." Rags to resources: First of a series Boom times for the "have-nots" are redrawing Canada's economic and political map. Next: Day 2: Flush with commodities cash, Saskatchewan revels in its rebirth. Day 3: From misfit to petro-darling: Newfoundland's remarkable transformation. Day 4: Hard times in the industrial heartland: Ontario's painful transition. Day 5: The ''curse'' of resources: Post-fortune perils. Day 6: Finding new fortunes: Quebec's industrial heartland moves on. http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=6fd0d4f0-4e9c-462d-af41-4ae1b93545a0&p=3
  7. Hi guys...Anybody have access to this MERX Private Construction site. I am limited to government bids. How about Habsfan or Mark AC or Lindberg etc etc I hi-lited 4 projects that I don't think we know about on our MTLURB. These are official bids so these are approved and will be proceeding as soon as the bids are accepted. I hope we find a couple of big surprises!!!!!!!!!! Gain access to hundreds of Construction projects with MERX Private Construction MERX Private Construction provides a value-added service tailored to contractors looking for project information needed to bid on contracts in the Canadian construction industry. Reporting on projects from the 'pre-design' stage through to the start of construction, businesses of any size have affordable access to billions of dollars in construction opportunities. From the construction of houses and hotels to office buildings and shopping malls, MERX Private Construction has all the information you need to bid on contracts. Please review the listings below of the latest opportunities posted in your region All of Quebec Townhouses & Condominium- La Cite Verte – Québec Condominium - Place des Jardins (Phase 1-5) Québec Condominium - Bella Vista - Phase 2 (101 Units) St-Laurent Office Building - Complexe Jules Dallard - Phase 2 – Québec Data Centre – Québec Rose Mining Project - Nemaska Condominium Marquise (Phase 2-8) Laval Kipawa Rare Earth Project - Open pit mine – Rouyn-Noranda Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant (Renovations) Mont Tremblant Condominium - Le Signature (Phase 2) Québec Head Office (Conversion) Montreal Niobec Mine Expansion - Saguenay Condominium - Les Haltes du Roi (Phase 3-9) Trois-Rivieres Condominium - Cite de la Gare (Phase 2-5) St-Constant Condominium - SE7T (Phase 1-3) Montreal Condominium - U31 (Phase 1-3) Montreal Senior Residence – Ste Therese de Gaspe Condominium - Les Meandres – Camomille – Quebec Apartments/Condominiums 4+ Stories (72 Units) Rouyn-Noranda Condominium - Ilot Esso – Québec Condominium - Coop Evrelle – Beauport Theatre du Rideau Vert - Phase 2 – Montreal Theatre/Cultural Centre – Longueuil Office Tower - Hotel/Motel - Montreal Commercial Development - Carrefour de la Bravoure – Val-Belair Condominium (Phase 1-4) Terrebonne Condominium - Le URB – Montreal Lithium Spodumene Mine Project – La Corne Condominium - Station 7 (Phase 1-7) St-Jerome Condominium Woodfield Sillery (87 Units) Quebec Condominium- Acces M (79 Units) Quebec Dolbeau Oxygen Manufacturing Facility (Expansion) Dolbeau-Mistassini Quartier Sud - Seniors Residence – Levis Caisse Populaire - Municipal Building – St Liguori Cinema Mega-Plex Guzzo - Sainte-Therese Condominium Apartment Townhouse (160 Units) Aylmer Lac-Leamy Hilton Hotel (Reno) Gatineau 75 Rene-Levesque Ouest (Condominium Building) Quebec 18-Storey Condo Towers – Montreal Apartment - Place Lamoureux (Phase 2-3) Rimouski Condominium (Phase 1-6) Val-David Townhouse Development (Phase 1-6) Beaconfield Condo des rue Equinoxes (Phase 1-4) St Laurent Condominium Phase Three (18 Units) Hudson Condominium Opus - Phase 5 – Lasalle Condominium (Phase 2-4) Vaudreuil Condominium (30 Buildings, 180 Total Units) Mont Tremblant Theatre Le Cube - Montreal Shopping Centre - Place Lorraine - Lorraine The Grove at Montreal Student Apartments (Conv/Renov) Montreal Pricing All of Quebec 109.99/month or 960.00/Pre-Paid Yearly (savings of 359.88) Montreal and District 69.99/month or 660.00/Pre-Paid Yearly (savings of 179.88) Quebec City and District 54.99/month or 480.00/Pre-Paid Yearly (savings of 179.88) Our Flexible subscription options allows you to use our service on a monthly basis with no contract obligations or you can pre-pay our service for the year and save 25% Plan ahead with MERX Private Construction · Search Canadian construction projects by Region or by Project Type Quickly identify projects suited to your business or skill set with our exclusive access to McGraw-Hill Dodge Reports
  8. Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/iamgold-to-sell-niobec-mine-in-quebec-for-500-million/article20906794/
  9. Miné par la baisse de ses ventes et sa participation dans Chrysler, le groupe allemand constructeur des célèbres Mercedes-Benz annonce un recul de 65% de ses bénéfices nets en 2008. Pour en lire plus...
  10. 2008. Une année qui a fait frémir les investisseurs, les travailleurs du bois, les financiers... Il faut aussi ajouter à cette liste les journalistes. Ceux-ci ont vu leur métier être en proie à de nombreux bouleversements. Pour en lire plus...
  11. A friend of mine confirmed the other day that Peugeot is currently carrying out a feasibility study, with the help of Broccolini, for a new warehouse/plant in Vaudreuil. The facility may also include a test track. As of right now this is all very preliminary, but definitely something to follow closely! If anyone else has any information, please share it! (See picture for proposed location)*
  12. Encore un nouveau projet dans la Pointe. Ce sera le deuxième projet du meme constructeur sur la rue Centre. Ça ne paie pas de mine mais quand meme ! http://immojad.com/condosCentre_Montreal.html
  13. La société aurifère paie 13 M$ comptant pour une participation dans une mine qui arrive à la fin de sa vie utile. Pour en lire plus...
  14. Si on en croit l’Institut économique de Montréal, le Québec serait assis sur une mine d’or alors que l’exportation d’eau douce à grande échelle rapporterait plusieurs milliards par année. Pour en lire plus...
  15. Avec le ralentissement économique que connaissent les États-Unis, la haute couture fait grise mine, comme les autres industries du luxe. Pour en lire plus...
  16. Projet minier de 500 M$ sur la Côte-Nord 19 juin 2007 - 12h45 LaPresseAffaires.com Agrandir Fermont et son célèbre mur. Le projet annoncé se situera à 13 km de la ville nordique. La société torontoise Consolidated Thompson (CLM) projette d’investir près d'un demi-milliard de dollars pour aménager et exploiter une nouvelle mine de fer sur la Côte-Nord sur sa propriété à Lac Bloom. Située dans la MRC de Caniapiscau à 13 km au nord-ouest de la ville de Fermont, la nouvelle mine produira annuellement 7 mégatonnes de concentré de fer de haute qualité, a-t-elle fait savoir mardi, dont 5 au moins seront vendues en Chine. «C'est le premier projet minier qui voit le jour sur la Côte-Nord depuis 1974. L'implication des milieux locaux et régionaux a été déterminante pour sa mise en place et nous sommes heureux de pouvoir annoncer aujourd'hui un projet générateur d'emplois et de retombées à long terme», a déclaré par voie de communiqué le PDG de Consolidated Thompson, Richard Quesnel. Les travaux de construction seront entrepris dès que les autorisations auront été reçues, afin de commencer la production minière durant le premier trimestre de l'année 2009. 250 emplois directs Le projet minier du Lac Bloom représente un investissement initial de l'ordre de 400 M$. Quelque 400 emplois seront générés par les activités de construction et environ 250 emplois directs créés par la suite lors de l'exploitation de la mine. Consolidated Thompson prévoit d’extraire 17 Mt de minerai de fer annuellement, qui sera concentré sur place puis acheminé par chemin de fer ou par convoyeur à Wabush, au Labrador, et, de là, au port de Sept-Îles. L'entreprise entend exploiter la mine et le concentrateur sur une période de 34 ans. Partenariat avec un groupe chinois Consolidated Thompson a d'ailleurs signé récemment une entente de principe avec un partenaire chinois pour la vente de 5 Mt de sa production totale annuelle de 7 Mt. L'augmentation de la fabrication de l'acier (le minerai de fer est le principal composant de l'acier) en Chine s'est accrue de 33% au cours des trois dernières années et la hausse du prix pour le métal rend le projet intéressant pour l’entreprise. Identifiant une synergie opérationnelle bénéfique à l'entreprise, Consolidated Thompson a proposé la semaine dernière une entente en vue d'acquérir Wabush Mines. L'action de Consolidated Thompson reculait de 5 cents (0,89%) mardi à 13h30 à la Bourse de croissance de Toronto, à 5,55$. Depuis un an, elle s'est cependant appréciée de plus de 2,50$.
  17. My cousin in Boston sent me this. I thought it was damn good! Maybe it'll make some people rethink their way of life!?!? In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative: Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them. 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? 3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense. 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it? 6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination? 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here? 8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die? 9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves? 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging. Your adoring fan. James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia PS (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian)
  18. Des deux côtés de la frontière, la débâcle boursière des dernières semaines mine la confiance des consommateurs, pourtant aux prises avec des réalités différentes. Pour en lire plus...
  19. Le taux de chômage est demeuré stable à 6,1% aux États-Unis, en septembre, en dépit de la crise financière qui mine l'économie nationale et d'importantes pertes d'emplois dans le pays. Pour en lire plus...
  20. Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) est heureuse d'annoncer le déménagement de son siège social qui quitte North Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique, pour s'établir à Montréal, au Québec, avec prise d'effet immédiate. Ce déménagement traduit les efforts que déploie Stornoway en vue d'une fructueuse mise en valeur du projet diamantifère Renard détenu en propriété exclusive, qui est en voie de devenir la première mine de diamant du Québec. Matt Manson, président et chef de la direction, a fait le commentaire suivant : « L'annonce que nous faisons aujourd'hui représente une autre étape dans l'évolution constante de Stornoway. Renard constitue un actif diamantifère inexploité d'envergure et dont la durée de vie potentielle de la mine est considérable. Alors que nous nous employons à mettre en valeur cet actif, notre centre d'intérêt sur les plans opérationnel, administratif, corporatif et financier se déplace vers l'est. Il nous apparaît sensé maintenant de consolider les fonctions de notre siège social et les fonctions d'exploitation en un seul emplacement. Initialement, nous nous attendons à un redéploiement minimal du personnel associé à cette annonce. Forte de son mandat d'explorer le Canada, notre équipe d'exploration continuera de mener ses activités à partir de North Vancouver. Toutefois, Montréal deviendra notre plateforme aux fins d'expansion alors que nous nous attachons à construire notre équipe minière et le personnel de soutien de l'entreprise. Nous sommes fiers de pouvoir contribuer à la réputation de longue date de Montréal à titre de centre des sièges sociaux de l'industrie minière. » Stornoway a été prorogée en vertu de la Loi canadienne sur les sociétés par actions en octobre 2011, et demeurera constituée en tant qu'entité fédérale. À propos du projet diamantifère Renard Le projet diamantifère Renard est situé à environ 250 km au nord de la communauté crie de Mistissini et 350 km au nord de Chibougamau dans la région de la baie James, dans le centre-nord du Québec. En novembre 2011, Stornoway a publié les résultats d'une étude de faisabilité à l'égard du projet Renard soulignant que le projet a le potentiel de devenir un producteur important de diamants bruts de haute valeur sur une longue durée de vie de la mine. Les réserves minérales probables déterminées conformément au Règlement 43-101 s'établissent actuellement à 18,0 millions de carats, auxquels s'ajoutent 17,5 millions de carats classés comme ressources minérales présumées et 23,5 millions à 48,5 millions de carats classés comme un potentiel d'exploration supplémentaire hors ressources. Toutes les kimberlites demeurent ouvertes en profondeur. Les coûts d'investissement préalables à la production s'établissent à 802 M$ CA, tandis que le coût d'exploitation sur la durée de vie de la mine s'établit à 54,71 $ CA/tonne, procurant une marge de 68 % sur une durée de vie initiale de la mine de 11 ans. Le démarrage de la production est prévu pour 2015. Les lecteurs sont invités à consulter le rapport technique daté du 29 décembre 2011 portant sur le projet diamantifère Renard pour de plus amples renseignements et d'autres hypothèses concernant le projet. À propos de Stornoway Diamond Corporation Stornoway est l'une des plus importantes sociétés canadiennes d'exploration et de mise en valeur de propriétés diamantifères et elle est inscrite à la cote de la Bourse de Toronto sous le symbole SWY. Son projet phare, le projet diamantifère Renard, qu'elle détient en propriété exclusive, est en voie de devenir la première mine de diamants du Québec. Stornoway maintient également un programme d'exploration diamantifère active comprenant des projets avancés et des projets nouveaux dans les régions les plus prometteuses du Canada. Stornoway est une société axée sur la croissance qui détient un actif de classe mondiale dans l'un des meilleurs territoires miniers au monde et l'un des plus remarquables milieux d'affaires du secteur minier au monde. Au nom du conseil d'administration STORNOWAY DIAMOND CORPORATION /s/ "Matt Manson" Matt Manson Président et chef de la direction http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/984247/stornoway-annonce-l-etablissement-d-un-siege-social-a-montreal
  21. Moins d’un million de dollars par mine par Michel Pepin publié le 1 mai 2015 à 17 h 24 Il y a parfois des chiffres qui parlent plus que les mots et plus que toutes les promesses. Par exemple, il y a CE chiffre, 23 650 000, qui en dit plus long que tous les Plan Nord de ce monde. Ce chiffre représente le nombre de dollars que les propriétaires des 24 mines en exploitation au Québec ont versés en redevances en 2013-2014 selon les comptes publics du Québec. C’est moins d’un million de dollars par mine, en moyenne. Oui, c’était une mauvaise année, les prix des minerais étaient bas et les minières ont donc réalisé très peu de profits. Néanmoins, cela n’a pas empêché ces entreprises de retirer pour au moins 7 milliards de dollars en minerais du sous-sol québécois. De ces 23 millions de dollars, il pourrait être déduit les coûts d’administration au ministère pour le secteur des mines (plus de 15 millions de dollars). Il pourrait être aussi pris en compte le coût des 723 sites miniers abandonnés qui devront être réhabilités par l’État. Une facture de 800 millions de dollars est évoquée sur le site du ministère. Les crédits d’impôt relatifs aux ressources et les avantages fiscaux reliés aux actions accréditives ne sont pas pris en compte dans ce calcul. Dans son rapport de 2009, le vérificateur général révélait que ces dépenses fiscales représentaient une somme plus importante que l’ensemble des redevances minières. Rien n’indique, au contraire, que la situation était différente en 2013-2014. En revanche, il est vrai qu’il y a eu une année (2011) où 300 millions de dollars ont été recueillis en redevances minières, alors que la pelletée de minerai de fer valait trois fois celle d’aujourd’hui. Toutes ces données n’ont pas refroidi l’enthousiasme du premier ministre Couillard qui a évoqué, sans la moindre gêne, la priorité que représente le développement durable dans le cadre du dévoilement de sa version du Plan Nord. Il n’est pas facile d’imaginer le caractère durable du développement minier, une activité qui consiste à extraire une ressource qui ne peut se renouveler. Tout cela confirme que la vision de Québec pour le développement des ressources minières repose surtout sur la création d’emplois et l’activité économique que cela peut générer en région. Toutefois, la Caisse de dépôt et placement et Investissement Québec possèdent des participations dans certains projets (la mine d’or Osisko à Malartic et le projet de mine de diamants Renard de Stornoway) qui pourraient se révéler profitables. Car, si en apparence, Québec a reçu moins d’un million de dollars par mine, en réalité, il n’a même pas reçu « une cenne la tonne », comme on disait du temps de Duplessis. En fait, en 2013-2014, le gouvernement du Québec a payé les compagnies minières pour exploiter son sous-sol, qui elles, malgré la baisse des prix par rapport à 2011, ont accéléré la cadence de production et ont extrait davantage de fer, de nickel, de cuivre et d’or en 2013-2014. Si tout va bien, ce sont 65 millions de dollars que les Québécois recevront en 2014-2015 en redevances minières. En échange de 7 milliards de dollars de ressources. Si tout va bien. http://blogues.radio-canada.ca/politique/2015/05/01/moins-dun-million-de-dollars-par-mine/
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