MAMI’s History

 Following is a summary that captures the issues from 1940 to 2012 that were important to the Board, members and staff through this legacy.

1940

  • On October 4, 1940, Letters of Patent of Incorporation of the Mid-West Metal Mining Association were registered with the Province of Manitoba under the Companies Act.  Mr. D.J. Kennedy, Mine Manager at the San Antonio Gold Mines Ltd. was founding President.
  • Membership was “any corporation, firm or individual operating a metal mine or a metal reduction plant or connected with any such business may with the approval of the Directors become a member of the Corporation.”
  • The founding companies and average employment for 1940 were:
  • Total average employment : 3,022

1941

  • Secretary Treasurer/ Manager hired on a part time basis
  • Dominion Cost of Living Order in Council P.C. 7440 for Cost-of-Living Bonus
  • Form an Association Committee on the Workers Compensation Act to report to Manitoba Legislature
  • Attend a committee meeting of all Canadian mining associations in Montreal; in other literature this was the start of the Metal Controllers Office (war materials)
  • Respond to R.C.A.F. recruiting in support of Army and Navy recruiting
  • Develop a response to the Unemployment Insurance Act as it affects employees whose wages sometimes exceed $8,000 per annum
  • Review of the Silicosis in the workplace

1942

  • Silicosis – dust and ventilation engineer retained by the association to assess Manitoba mines
    • Through the Secretary of the association Manitoba mines participated in the formation of the metal Mining Manpower Advisory Committee of National Selective Service
    • Total average employment – 3,103

1943

  • Submitted Brief to National War Labour Board
    • Developed a review of taxation in Manitoba
    • Assisted Mines Branch for training a limited number of returned soldiers as prospectors
    • Presented with information from the Ontario Mining Association on a new labour relations policy

1944

  • Report on Manitoba Taxation completed and tabled with Manitoba Government
    • Workers Compensation policy amendments including the need for experience-based rates and the silicosis annual levy
    • The Board voted unanimously supports the purchase of an ocular electro –magnet machine for Winnipeg General Hospital at a cost of $1,000
    • Imposition by Manitoba Mines Branch on a royalty on ore production

1945

  • F.D. Shepherd was appointed as first full-time association manager
    • Discussion about Bona fide exploration and small mining companies becoming members
    • Public relations policy discussed
    • Interprovincial Mines Ministers meetings; taxation in the mines industry discussed

1946

  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) and silicosis surcharge discussed with WCB officials
    • Company town sites and the town of Sherridon and Snow Lake
    • Comparison of wage scales with each mine
    • The use of airborne magnetometer investigation by the Federal Geological Survey
    • Federal labour legislation with the lapse of the National Emergency Transitional Powers Act
  • Total average employment – 2,915

1947

  • Silicosis
    • Joint provincial mining association meetings on taxation
    • Concern raised with Deputy Minister on the problem of “trespassing” by companies undertaking geophysical work

1948

  • Bill 454 an Act Respecting Income Taxes
    • Mine Rescue Stations
    • Provincial Mine Taxation Policy
    • Silicosis

1949

  • Total average employment – 3,772

1950

  • Mining Royalty and Tax Act
    • A sum of $2,000 was approved for the purpose of Public Relations work

1951

  • Mines Electrical inspector concerns too much stress placed in unimportant detail
    • Ventilation studies
    • Concern over mining legislation having to do with “mines”, “minerals” and “mineral rights” was discussed at Mines Ministers Conference held in Victoria BC
    • Silicosis
    • Discussion on Canada releasing a certain percentage of Canadian Gold production to a free market

1952

  • George Cole presented to the Mines Ministers Conference a common definition of “mine”, “mineral” and “mineral rights”
    • Marketing and sale of industrial gold
    • Submission made to the Minimum Wage Board
    • The matter of roads in mining areas discussed
    • Total average employment – 3,233

1953

  • Concern over freight rates, the association wrote to the Canadian Metal Mining Association (now MAC) to solicit support
    • Board moved to retaining a contract to a firm of Public Relation’s writers

1954

  • Mining Taxation
    • Silicosis fund now frozen at WCB
    • Interprovincial Committee appointed to make a continuing study of provincial taxation of mineral resources
    • Mines Ministers Conference called for an extension of three-year tax exemption for new mines
    • Federal Explosives Act
    • Total average employment – 3,580

1955

  • Total average employment – 3,903

1956

  • Detailed study of proposed changes in the Saskatchewan Mining Regulations
    • National Health Insurance
    • Association assisted G.E. Cole in his preparation of amendments and proposed regulations under the Yukon Quartz Mining Act
    • Manitoba Mining Regulations
    • International Nickel Co. of Canada applies and receives membership

1957

  • Government was reporting that no tax concessions would be granted to international Nickel Co. of Canada
    • Sectary Treasurer arranged for meeting with Deputy Minister of Mines and the Treasury Department to discuss concerns over mining tax formula and lack of clarity
    • Manager/Secretary Treasurer [name] dies suddenly
    • Total average employment – 4,125

1958

  • New Manager recruited – J.S. Jack Roper who later becomes Director of Mines and ultimately Mines Deputy Minister
    • Total average employment – 4,064

1960

  • Province hires Hank Bloy as Ventilation Safety Engineer with Mines Branch
    • Labour and management meetings convened by Minister of Labour to discuss changes in the Labour Relations Act
    • Membership invitations were extended to Saskatchewan Potash producers
    • Accident Prevention – a proposal to establish the Manitoba Accident Prevention Association was presented to the Board
    • Geophysical Reservations in Manitoba
    • Manitoba Mine Rescue Competition proposed

1961

  • Saskatchewan Research Council meeting
    • Manitoba Operating Engineers Act
    • Amendments to WCB Act
    • First year Mine Rescue Competition – San Antonio Mine Rescue Team placed first
    • Mines Accident Prevention Association of Manitoba established
    • Coordinated the provincial mines ministers visit of Manitoba operations
    • Silicosis sub-committee of Mines Ministers’ Conference
    • Total average employment – 6,059

1962

  • Proposed revisions to Manitoba’s Mines Act
    • Committee on Manitoba’s Economic Future
    • Saskatchewan Mineral Disposition Regulations released
    • Proposed Canadian Mining Research Institute
    • Discussion on Manitoba Government’s policies with regard to the establishment of provincial parks or recreational areas
    • Manitoba’s new Technical Institute (now Red River Community College)
    • Prospector’s Aid Program
    • Provincial Mine Rescue
    • Hank Bloy appointed as first Safety Director, MAPAM
    • Total average employment – 6,468

1963

  • First meeting of the Advisory Council on Indian Employment in Manitoba
    • Mining taxation – which taxes paid are allowable for purposes of federal income tax
    • Merit rating
    • An “Act for the Relief of the Community known as Bissett”
    • Secretary toured Sandy Bay Indian Reserve and Ebb and Flow Indian Reserve as part of Advisory Council
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • The topic of classification of “manufacturing” by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics was left with the Canadian metal Mining Association (MAC)
    • Total average employment – 6,710

1964

  • Manitoba Transportation Commission
    • Several employer groups in Manitoba have coordinated their representations to the government on matters relating to WCB
    • Chairman of WCB receptive to MAPAM
    • Meetings with Saskatchewan Potash producers
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Manpower requirements survey
    • Total average employment – 6,515

1965

  • WCB rates
    • Employment Safety Act
    • Mines Act amendments
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Total average employment – 5,694

1966

  • Employment Standards Act
    • Labour legislation
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Apprentices Rate Structures
    • Total average employment – 5,700

1967

  • The association was renamed the Mining Association of Manitoba Inc.
    • Manitoba Sales Tax
    • Carter Royal Commission discussed
    • Changes in Mines Act
    • Misfires using Ammonia Nitrate
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Mine Rescue Training
    • Mine Rescue Equipment
    • Wood’s Committee studying Labour Relations
    • Unemployment Insurance
    • Manitoba Sales Tax
    • Mines Ministers Conference
    • Employment Standards Act changes
    • Exploration Committee formed
    • Proposed amendments to mining regulations
    • Tantalum Mining Corporation of Canada applies for and is accepted as a member
    • Clean Environment Act
    • MAC writes MAMI requesting data concerning taxes paid to the three levels of government
    • Total average employment – 6,000

1968

  • A recommendation was made to government concerning the possibility of locating a mines inspector in the north
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Total average employment – 5,964

1969

  • Status of Mines Act amendments
    • Manitoba pollution control regulations were discussed
    • The policy of the federal and provincial governments concerning the formation of parks was reviewed
    • Possible changes to John T Ryan Trophy entries were reviewed
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Mine Act regulation changes concerning the disposal of mining claims was identified as warranting a meeting with Mines Branch officials
    • New legislation included:  WCB Act, Mineral Taxation, Mining Royalties & Taxation Act and Health Services Act
    • Total average employment – 5,795

1970

  • A meeting between the Board and the new mines minister organized
    • Concern over an amendment to Mines Act raised which states that claim renewals will be subject to the Churchill Forest Industry Agreement
    • The Board met with the Opposition critic
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • The Association was approached by the individual who had been asked to establish a Crown Corp that it be a government exploration agency
    • A news item in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 23, 1970, concerning the Manitoba Tourist & Recreation Association’s request to the Manitoba government that an area between the Pas and Flin Flon be declared a federal park was discussed
    • Total average employment – 7,485

1971

  • Meeting with Mines Minister discussed, industrial town site (mine) procedure for renewal of claim leases, and union participation in mine inspections
    • Manitoba Mines Minister set aside $500,000 for a establishing a government exploration company
    • Mine Rescue Competition
    • Board representatives met in Ottawa proposing a Precambrian research centre
    • Labour law changes included: Extending right to strike to teachers, government employees, firemen and policemen; make collective bargaining available to supervisory and middle management personnel; increase minimum wage, provision for maternity leave and a requirement for advance notice regarding group layoffs or dismissals.
    • Manitoba Mineral Resources, a Crown Corp competing with exploration companies, is created
    • Total average employment – 7,150

1972

  • Adverse effects of Bill 21 an Act to amend the Revenue Tax discussed
  • New procedures for Silicosis x-rays was reviewed and all agreed it would resolve most past problems
  • Association Taxation Committee formed
  • Discussion on improving Keewatin Community College for training mine workforce
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • MAC assisted the association in developing a taxation brief
  • Federal Indian Affairs outlined a proposed prospector training course for “native people”
  • Concern over growing unfunded liability of $1.9 million (WCB) of the mining group (precursor to rate code)
  • Meeting with provincial officials raised concern on why the mining industry was singled out in the proposed WCB legislation which was said to be very restrictive in the way of a special assessment on WCB only on mining companies
  • Necessity of having a designated trade for mine electricians was agreed on.
  • The Association wrote Premier Schreyer with respect to press reports on mine equity by the government.  
  • Total average employment – 7,239

1973

  • Mr. Schreyer responded to the Association on his comments about mine equity
  • Meeting with Mines Minister to discuss (a) tax relief for pollution abatement equipment, (b) Mr. Green’s remarks concerning the Premier’s statements re government and mine equity and (c) new draft of Sec. 95 of the Mines Act dealing with leases
  • Meeting with the Taxation Division and the Tax Committee
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Hedlin, Menzies & Associates (Cam Osler) were contracted by the Association to respond to the Eric Kierans Report on Mineral Policy
  • The Associations position supports the continuation of the concept of free enterprise to the mineral resource industry in the Province of Manitoba 
  • The Mining Association of Canada contacted and volunteered to assist in the critique of the Kieran’s Report
  • One of Kieran’s recommendations was that profit over 15% was super profit
  • Total average employment – 7,315


1974

  • Mining apprenticeship course
  • Manitoba Environmental Research Council
  • Construction Industry Wages Act
  • The task force report on mineral policy
  • The 1974 Budget
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • The Mines Minister’s statement on mineral policy, later Bill 52
  • The Association issued a statement to the CBC in response to the mineral policy report
  • Mining as a Designated Trade
  • Public Affairs Committee reactivated – a consultant retained
  • Mineral Disposition Regulations
  • Total average employment – 7,588

1975

  • Hainstock & Hewer, Public Relations Program proposed five items:

(a) Association newspaper (rejected by Board)
(b) an Annual Dinner with invited guests and Annual Report (considered)
(c) Joint management union committees (no consideration to implement)
(d) Mining Investment (considered best approached on an individual basis)
(e) Better News Media Service (Press Releases).

  • Manitoba Mineral Resources to discuss the Mineral Disposition Regulations
  • Proposed Bus Tour for Winnipeg Teachers to tour northern mines; 45 teachers participated
  •  Tax Committee submission
  • Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce request the association the Chambers policy on mining
  • Total Loss Control Institute put on seminar for Manitoba mining firms
  • Bill 16 on mining tax policy a serious concern
  • Total average employment – 6,969

1976

  • Motive fuel taxation on off road use considered unfair
  • A second teachers bus tour was approved
  • Manitoba Operation of a Mine Regulation
  • MAPAM Safety Film shot and produced
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Bill 83 Workplace Safety and Health Act passed
  • Natural Resources Institute Director (U of Manitoba) lets the Association know that they are looking for research projects
  • Total average employment – 6,846

1977

  • Third year for Winnipeg science teachers’ tour of northern mines
  • Supper meeting with Mines Minister
  • International Loss Control Institute asked the MAPAM Safety Director to accompany him to South Africa.  Board was very supportive
  • Bill 65 (Overtime)
  • The Workplace Safety and Health Act
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Miners Apprenticeship Program
  • MAC sought Association support to amend the Fisheries Act
  • Operating Engineers Regulations
  • Total average employment – 6,631

1978

  • Mining tax Force calls for the Mines Inspectors to be transferred from the Mines Branch to the Department of Labour
  • Canadian Occidental Petroleum applied to the Association and was accepted
  • Government Committee on Health and Safety in Mines
  • New Miner Training
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • An Act to Provide Compensation for Damage Caused by Mining, Milling, Smelting and Refining Operations was presented to the Board at a meeting with the Mines Department
  • Exploration Committee was assigned role as Land Use Committee for Association
  • Total average employment – 5,613

1979

  • Land Use Policies
  • Keewatin Community College Mining Course
  • Metallurgy Compensation Act
  • Safety and Health Committee Hearings
  • Federal-Provincial Resource Taxation Review Discussion Paper reviewed
  • MAC Face to Face program reviewed
  • Government Taxation policy
  • Government Committee to investigate Safety and Health conditions
  • Land Use Policies
  • Winnipeg Teachers Bus Tour continued
  • Province advised association that they are looking for a new Mines Branch Director
  • MAPAM Director leaves
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Mine Rescue Training for Management Personnel
  • Power Engineers Regulations
  • Meeting with Mines Minister
  • MAC Face to Face, a speaker’s series
  • Mineral Disposition Regulation 1974 was being reviewed
  • Total average employment – 5,716

1980

  • Land Dispositions Leases will not change
  • Storage of Core
  • Trade Advisory Committee nomination sent to association
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Career Day
  • Minister of Labour invited Association to provide a nomination to the Manitoba Labour Board
  • Transferring the mines inspectors from the Mines Branch to the Department of Labour was debated
  • Total average employment – 5,871

1981

  • Mr. D. E. Munn was reappointed to the Manitoba Labour Board
  • Mr. E Sinclair was appointed to the Ministers Safety and Health Advisory Council
  • Miner Apprenticeship Course
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Tripartite Committee formed to review the Operation of a Mine Regulation
  • Proposed Classification of Manitoba’s Surface Water Grass River – Burntwood River
  • Total average employment – 6,503

1982

  • Mineral Leases
  • Grass and Burntwood Rivers Classification
  • Industrial Hygienist hired as Safety Director MAPAM
  • Government meeting with Industry (now a Minerals Convention) were started
  • Incentive Program
  • Critique of Kieran’s Report was reviewed
  • Changes to Workplace, Safety and Health
  • Compulsory Certification of Certain Trades
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Mineral Policy: A Discussion Paper 1981 (federal)
  • WCB
  • Association participated in Manitoba School Councillor’s Career Day
  • Total average employment – 5,126

1983

  • Mines Regulation Review
  • School Careers Day 19,000 students and teachers took part – it was agreed that consideration should be given to resuming the teacher tours when economics permit
  • Manitoba Budget 1983
  • Directors met with several Government side MLA’s and Industrial Democracy was discussed
  • Indian Land Claims and Treaty Land Entitlement discussed
  • Association of Major Power Consumers at a meeting in Selkirk asked the association to assist
  • Members of the Association felt that AMCOM did not understand the North
  • Mineral Leases
  • Indian Land Claims
  • Pension Benefits Act
  • Act to Amend the Workplace, Safety and Health Act
  • An Act to amend the WCB Act
  • Mines Minster’s Conference
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Person Working Alone Regulation
  • State of the Industry Review
  • Manager (Hank Bloy) retires
  • Total average employment – 4,703

1984

  • Mineral Development Agreement Federal/Provincial
  • Mines Act amendments
  • New Noise Regulation
  • Parks Regulation
  • Manitoba NDP Cabinet met with representatives of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and other business associations
  • Mr. W.K. Newman appointed as Manager
  • The Association participated in a presentation developed by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that shows how restrictive legislation is to business 
  • Future of MAPAM
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Regulations Concerning the Operation of Mines
  • Career Day
  • Rehabilitation of Metal Mining Properties
  • Manitoba Hydro Export Permit Hearings
  • Total average employment – 4,488

1985

  • Mr. Barrie Simoneau appointed as Safety Director
  • MAMI Office moves to 700-305 Broadway
  • Meetings with Mines Minister
  • Director of Mines and Peter Goodwin meet to discuss a suitable system of financial guarantees
  • [MOU1] 
  • Career Symposium
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Placer Mine Regulation
  • Apprenticeship & Tradesman Qualification Board Nomination
  • MAC Environment Committee reactivated
  • Pay Equity
  • Organizing Meetings of the Association of Threatened Towns (Leaf Rapids)
  • Mining Industry Statistics
  • Asbestos Code
  • Establishment of association Policy Committee
  • Total average employment – 4,333

1986

  • National Mine Rescue Competition
  • Employers Task on WCB Created association founding member
  • Association Policy Paper
  • Careers Day
  • Mines Act Revision
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Industrial Technology Centre
  • Rehabilitation of Mining Lands
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Environmental Protection Act (federal)
  • 60th Anniversary of Underground Mining in Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba Research Equipment Proposal
  • Flow Through Share Financing
  • Total average employment – 3,984

1987

  • Association Policy Paper
  • Mining Safety and Health Conference
  • Provincial Mineral Statistics
  • Gold Conference
  • Conference of Metallurgists
  • Association for Single Industry Towns
  • Association Brief to Manitoba Government
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Major Industrial Power users Group being organized by association Manager and Mr. Ross (HBMS)
  • Labour Management Review Committee
  • Conservative Caucus Briefing
  • MAC Memo on Tax Reform
  • Safety Conference
  • Health Hazard Conference
  • Canada Manitoba Mineral Development Agreement
  • Total average employment – 3,979

1988

  • Association Brochure
  • Safety Conference
  • WCB Act Review
  • Association – Energy & Mines Brief being developed
  • Health hazard regulation
  • 1989 mining safety seminar
  • New mineral lease form
  • Labour Management Review Committee association representative from HBMS
  • Pre-Budget Submission
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Task Force Meeting
  • Shared Office proposal by Canadian Manufacturers’ Association
  • Mine Rescue Interprovincial Backup Plan
  • Pay Equity
  • Total average employment – 4,381


1989

  • Minister’s Task Force on mining in Manitoba
  • Mr. Ames nominated to serve on Manitoba Round Table on Sustainable Development
  • Manitoba Schools Science Symposium
  • 1989 Mining Safety and Health Conference
  • Mineral Development Agreement
  • Manitoba Committee on Free Trade
  • Puffy Lake Study Assessment – $20,000 over the restrictive permitting process
  • Inco Training Proposal and the University of Manitoba Request
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Northern Tax Allowance
  • New Mines Act
  • Globe 90
  • Yukon Chamber of Mines Promotion
  • Sustainable Development – Manitoba’s Round Table
  • Total average employment – 4,500

1990

  • Canada Manitoba Mineral Development Agreement Renewal ($10 Million over 5 years cost shared by Ottawa and Manitoba)
  • Elementary Schools Project
  • Mining Industry Land Use Committee
  • Northern Tax Allowance
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Human Resources Planning for the mining industry
  • Manitoba Round Table on Sustainable Development
  • Federal/Provincial Environmental Assessment Jurisdiction
  • Mining Tax Changes
  • Tailings Research Project – MEND
  • Koalaty Kid Program
  • Total average employment – 4,273

1991

  • Sustainable Development Workshop on the Mineral Sector
  • New Mines Act
  • IGWGG Phase I Report
  • U of Manitoba Mining Industry Day
  • Manitoba Science Symposium
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Industry-Government Tax Committee
  • Mineral Development Agreement
  • Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Nomination C.T. Williams
  • Endangered Spaces
  • Mines Minister Conference – 5 represented the association
  • Sustainable Development Award of Excellence Nomination – Mines Branch
  • Aboriginal Issues – IGWG
  • WCB
  • Association Colouring Books
  • Total average employment – 4,570

1992

  • W.K. Newman retires
  • Barney Kovacs appointed as new Executive Vice President
  • Whitehorse Mining Initiative
  • Mining Association of Canada’s Initiatives
  • Canadian Mineral Industry Federation
  • Keep Mining in Canada Campaign
  • Reclamation Bonding
  • Access to Land Issues, new Parks act
  • National Park Initiatives in Manitoba
  • Endangered Spaces
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Split Lake Resource Management Board
  • Letters from Aboriginal Groups
  • Environmental Code of Practice
  • Milling Agent Guidelines
  • Liability for Contaminated Sites
  • Amendments to Mines Act
  • Employers Task Force (ETF) on WCB
  • School Projects
  • Total average employment – 4,570

1994

  • Executive Vice President Retires
  • Ed Huebert appointed as EVP June 1994
  • Contaminated Site Liability Review
  • Amendments to the Mines and Minerals Act
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) on WCB
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Mine Reclamation Trusts Proposal
  • Manitoba Energy & Mines Video
  • Federal Government Science and Technology Review
  • Aboriginal Self – Government
  • Grass River Heritage Park Proposal
  • Total average employment – 4,085

1995

  • Government Relations with New Deputy Minister, Mineral Resources Division
  • Manitoba Labour NAFTA safety Conference
  • EVP Appointed to Manitoba Labour Board
  • Lobby Day in Ottawa – Keep Mining in Canada
  • Parks System Plan Review
  • National Park – Manitoba Lowlands Study
  • Endangered Spaces and World Wildlife Fund of Canada
  • Wildlife Management Areas
  • Status of Northern Flood Agreement
  • Treaty Land Entitlements
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Split Lake Resource Management Board
  • MKO Statement of Claim
  • CEPA Revisited
  • Contaminated Sites Liability
  • Sustainable Development Act
  • New Provincial Environmental Impact Process
  • ETF on WCB
  • MEAP Grants
  • MELC Committee
  • One Stop Permitting
  • Tax Committee Submission
  • Retail Sales Tax Act Amendment (Direct Agents)
  • Amendment’s to Mining Tax Act
  • Total average employment – 4,247

1996

  • Meet the Miners’ 1996
  • CN Rail Abandonment
  • PDAC/MAC Land Access – Biodiversity Initiative
  • Treaty Land Entitlement
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Northern Flood Agreement Update
  • Confidentiality Period for Assessment Files
  • Prospector Training Course Request
  • Provincial Pollution Prevention Initiative
  • Apprenticeship Training Presentation
  • Manitoba Schools Science Teachers
  • National Research Council Request
  • Museum of Man and Nature Request
  • Meet the Miners 1997
  • Labour Board
  • Split Lake Resources Management Board
  • Canadian Mineral Industry Federation
  • Environment Committee
  • Tax Committee
  • Exploration Committee
  • Total average employment – 4,482

1997

  • Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement
  • Mine Closure Regulations
  • Mines Minister Conference
  • Amendments to Manitoba Hydro Electric Act
  • MIPUG meeting with Manitoba Hydro Minister
  • Northern Medical Issues
  • WCB Issues
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Apprenticeship
  • Labour Board
  • Endangered Spaces Initiative
  • Split Lake Resources Management Board
  • Environment Committee
  • Exploration Committee
  • Tax Committee
  • Grass River Project
  • Aboriginal Prospectors Training Initiative
  • National Manitoba Lowlands Park Proposal
  • Inter-Provincial Tax Comparison
  • Tax Submission
  • Advisory Council and Standing Committee on the Operation of Mines Regulations
  • Mine Rescue & Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC)
  • Administrative Monetary Penalties, Manitoba Environment
  • White Paper on Sustainable Development
  • MAC Keep Mining in Canada Lobby Day
  • MAC Aboriginal Workshop
  • Elevated Platform Safety Review Committee
  • Proposed Mine Closure Regulation
  • Children’s Museum
  • Meet the Miners 1997 Cancelled because of Red River Flood
  • Manitoba Science Fair
  • Meet the Miners 1998
  • Total average employment – 4,559

1998

  • WCB Board Appointment
  • WCB Surplus
  • WCB CEO Search
  • Proposed Disability Management Coordinator
  • WCB Grants
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • John T Ryan Safety Award Criteria Review
  • TLE Legal Services of Thompson, Dorfman and Sweatman
  • Aboriginal Mining Workshop
  • Tax Reform
  • Presentation to PC Caucus
  • Mines Ministers
  • Presentation to NDP Caucus
  • Mining Works for Canada
  • Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association – Saskatoon
  • 1999 Trade Mission to NWT and Nunavut
  • Recruitment of New Mines Branch Director
  • COSDI Update
  • Draft Mine Closure Regulations
  • Concern over the funding levels of Manitoba Geological Survey
  • Environment Committee
  • Tax Committee
  • Exploration Committee
  • Split Lake Resource Management Board
  • Labour Board
  • Manitoba Science Fair – MAMI Award
  • Meet the Miners 1999
  • North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC)
  • Pan Am Games Funding request
  • Total average employment – 4,264

1999

  • Manitoba Mineral Guidelines: Building Relationships and Creating Opportunities
  • Mine Closure Regulations
  • Consultation on Sustainable Development Implementation Report (COSDI)
  • Review of Mines and Minerals Act – Confidentiality Period
  • Amendments to the Employment Standards Act
  • MELC Protected Area Initiative
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • WCB Policy Reforms & Rate Setting Setting Model
  • NAALC Mine Safety Conference
  • Grandmother’s Walk
  • MAC Mining Works for Canada – Lobby Day
  • Manitoba Science Fair – MAMI Award
  • Environment Committee
  • Exploration Committee
  • Tax Committee
  • Labour Board
  • ETF on WCB
  • Protected Areas – MELC Process
  • Total average employment – 4,072

2000

  • Labour Board – EVP Reappointed
  • LMRC Ken Entwistle re-appointed LMRC downsized from 13 employer representatives to 5 with an equivalent reduction on the labour caucus side
  • Minister’s Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health
  • WCB Employer Representative – Barrie Simoneau re-appointed
  • WCB Prevention Punitive Model Proposed
  • Tax Reform
  • COSDI
  • Manitoba Minerals Guidelines
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Mines Ministers Conference
  • Environment Committee
  • Exploration Committee
  • Split Lake Resources Management Board
  • ETF on WCB
  • MAC Lobby Day
  • Total average employment – 3,904

2001

  • Request for Support from Elijah Harper on East Side MOU
  • Split Lake Resource Management Board
  • Abandoned Mines Initiative
  • MAC Requested that EVP serve on National Round Table on Environment and Economy (NRTEE) –Conserving Nature Task Force
  • Meet the Miners 2002
  • Mines Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD)
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Protected Areas MELC Process
  • Exploration Committee
  • Manitoba Round Table on Environment & Economy
  • Manitoba Labour Board
  • MAC Lobby Day
  • ETF on WCB
  • Total average employment – 3,886

2002

  • Workplace Safety and Health Amendments
  • WCB
  • Manitoba Employers Council
  • Manitoba Conservation changing policies
  • East Side Round Table – COSDI
  • Sustainable Forest Initiative
  • Development of additional Resource Management Boards
  • Mines Ministers Conference will be in Winnipeg 2002
  • MIPUG
  • NRTEE Conserving Nature Task Force
  • Global Mining Initiative – Toronto
  • Mine Watch Canada Meeting
  • Competitiveness Study
  • Relations with Regional DFO Officials
  • EVP Participation on the World Wildlife Fund of Canada Board
  • Water Effluent Discharge off property
  • Climate Change directions of Manitoba
  • MAC Miners on the Hill
  • Meet the Miners 2003 deferred until the economics improve
  • Kyoto File
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Invitation to attend International Arctic Mining Conference, in Iqaluit, Nunavut declined because of scheduling conflicts
  • Workplace Safety and Health Regulations review
  • Total average employment – 3,491

2003

  • Mining School Proposal for the Underground Research Laboratory AECL
  • Manitoba Hydro Rates
  • Ed Huebert resigns as Executive Vice President
  • David Markham is appointed as Executive Vice President
  • Brief new Mines Minister
  • Port of Churchill
  • Manitoba Vision 2020 Transportation and Infrastructure Study
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • DFO
  • Hayes River Stakeholder Meeting
  • National Task Force on Conservation
  • Environment Act Amendments
  • New Minister & Deputy Minister appointed to the Department of Labour
  • MMF
  • Manitoba Round Table
  • Association presented northern issues to Manitoba Chamber of Resources
  • Labour Board – Mel Wyshynski nominated to replace mining industry vacancy
  • East Side Planning Initiative
  • Noranda Smelter claim of Manitoba unfair competition
  • World Wildlife Fund of Canada Board representative
  • Mines and Minerals Act Review
  • Total average employment – 3,372

2004

  • Split Lake Resource Management Board
  • Manitoba Government Throne Speech
  • Amendment to the Federal Explosives Act
  • Labour Board
  • Exploration Committee
  • Mining Industry Competitiveness Study
  • Mining Sector Protected Area Consultations
  • Canadian Boreal Initiative
  • Workplace Safety & Health Regulation Review
  • WCB Act Review
  • Proposal for Multi-Sector Resource Industry Association – Secretary directed to meet with Forest Products Association of Manitoba
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • BEMAG Update
  • Total average employment – 3,289

2005

  • Manitoba Hydro industrial rates
  • WCB
  • Manitoba Labour – Mines Inspectors
  • Apprentice
  • Split Lake Resources Management Board
  • Need for a Human Resources Strategy for Mining – consult with MITAC
  • Manitoba Lowlands National Park
  • Federal Anti-Terrorism Act
  • BEMAG update
  • Protected Areas Update
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Meeting with Forest Products Sector occurred – process deferred for 6 months
  • Total average employment – 3,179

2006

  • Interim Protection on Traditional Territories for East Side
  • Meeting Grand Chief Ron Evans, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
  • Review of Financial Assurance for Mine Closure and Reclamation
  • Manitoba Climate Change Plan
  • East Side of Lake Winnipeg Broad Area Planning Initiative
  • Activities of the Canadian Boreal Initiative MOU with Manitoba Government
  • Special Protection for Little Limestone Lake
  • Review of Employment Standards Legislation
  • Proposed Change to TLV for Silica
  • Removal of Cap on Insurable Income – Manitoba WCB
  • Human Resources Challenge – proposal for a mining industry sector council
  • Manitoba Hydro – Proposal to introduce “Heritage” Rates
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • Meet the Miners planning to resume
  • Total average employment – 3,375

2007

  • Update on East Planning Initiative
  • Potential Challenge to Manitoba Mineral resources Division’s Ability to Issue Mineral Exploration Permits and Licenses
  • Review of the Manitoba Mining Sector Protected Areas Consultation
  • Update on Northern Sector Council
  • Update on the Proposed Clean Air Act
  • Draft MOU with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
  • Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Nomination – Mr. D.J. Kennedy
  • The Executive Vice President (David Markham) resigns
  • Mine Rescue Competition
  • Total average employment – 3,400 

2008

  • Ed Huebert re-appointed Executive Vice President
  • Meeting with Western Economic Development Canada
  • Pre-Budget Consultation
  • Proposal for Mine Simulators based on NWT Experiences
  • Meetings with Mines Minister on Aboriginal Consultation
  • Exploration Committee
  • Draft Norway House Exploration & Development Consultation Protocols
  • Northlands Protocol
  • Thompson Dorfman, Sweatman developed proposal to develop consultation arrangements
  • Meeting with Clerk of the Executive Council on Consultation
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • Total average employment – 3,784

2009

  • Concerns about the routing of Bipole III on the West Side adversely impacting on the ability to undertake geophysics impacting on both the Snow Lake and the Thompson Nickel Belt
  • Mine Closure Regulation Clarification
  • Five-year review of Mine Closure Regulation
  • Mines Act Review
  • Map Staking
  • Electronic Mineral Disposition Management System IMaq
  • WNO – East Side Initiative
  • Exploration Committee
  • Development of Mineral Exploration Procedures and Mineral Development Procedures with Manitoba Mineral Resources Division and Legal Advice from Thompson Dorfman and Sweatman
  • MAMI – MKO Economic Development MOU
  • Request for Forest Industry to join Association
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • Total average employment – 3,686

2010

  • Saskatchewan River Delta Protected Area Proposal
  • Meeting with OCN First Nation on Saskatchewan River Delta Protected Area Proposal
  • Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) special assembly on Duty to Consult and Mining
  • Minister Chomiak committed to opening up the Mines and Minerals Act to incorporate AMC concerns
  • Meeting with Minister on Duty to Consult
  • MKO Grand Chief and Vice Grand Chief attend PDAC with MAMI
  • Meeting with Ministers of Conservation and innovation, Energy & Mines on Saskatchewan River Delta Protected Area Proposal
  • MKO – MAMI Working Group
  • MAMI – MKO Economic Development Conference at Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg
  • Bipole III Thompson – Nickel Belt still a concern
  • Met with Chairman and CEO of Manitoba Hydro on Bipole III
  • Labour Board
  • Invited to submit Nomination to the Mining Board
  • MAC Lobby Day in Parliament
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • Total average employment – 3,495

2011

  • Presented Briefs to the NDP, Progressive Conservative and Liberal Caucuses in advance of Provincial Election
  • Presented Brief to Faculty of Earth Sciences and Graduate Students on the State of Mining in Manitoba
  • WCB Act Review
  • Met with Deputy Minister of Conservation who confirmed that there will be a MELC type replacement for mining’s input into new Park Development
  • Workplace Safety and Health Legislation Review
  • Met with President of the University of Manitoba
  • Bipole III Issues
  • Port of Churchill
  • Manitoba Employers Council
  • Labour Management Review Committee
  • Minimum Wage
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • MAC Lobby Day in Parliament
  • Total average employment – 3,580

2012

  • Met with the Manitoba Conservative Caucus and discussed regional issues including the Port of Churchill and amendments to CEAA and the Fisheries Act
  • Response to SARA Caribou Plan
  • Tomorrow Now
  • Presentation made to Premiers Economic Advisory Council “Is Mineral Exploration and Mineral Development Dying in Manitoba?”
  • Canadian Mineral Industry Federation
  • Participated in MKO Economic Development Workshop
  • Presented a Paper at the MKO Mining Round Table
  • Invited to Participate in Dr. Axworthy’s Round Table on Northern Manitoba Economic Development and Port of Churchill
  • Mining Table
  • WCB Act Review
  • Served on the Review Committee of the Renewal of the Dean of Environmental Studies and Earth Resources (Geology, & Natural Resources Management)
  • Mines Rescue Competition
  • Total average employment – (estimate 3,446)
  • Current Nomination for November 16, 2012, BOD Meeting
    Lovro Paulic, Vale Thompson
    Tom Goodman, Past Chairman
    Brad Lantz, Hudbay
    Dale Ginn, San Gold Corporation
    Will Brits, Tanco (Nominee)                                                    

                                                     

  • Three active committees:
    • Exploration Committee Initiated in 1967 – Land access and geology focus – Chair Kelly Gilmore, Hudbay
  • Environment Committee – Environment Act, environmental legislation and regulations – Chair Steph West, Hudbay
  • Tax Committee established in 1972 – tax and competitiveness issues – Chair Gwen Barth, Hudbay
  • MAPAM – Mine Safety, Mine Rescue and WCB and WSH Legislation and Operation of Mines Regulation President Ian Cooper, Hudbay (President Elect Kirk Regular – Vale
  • Two non-active committees – Public Affairs and Policy

 [MOU2]Not sure why this is included here and not for other terms. I’d delete.

The Mining Association of Manitoba Inc., is headquartered on Treaty 1 and we acknowledge that our members operate on Treaty territories within the Province of Manitoba and the unceded lands of the Dakota, the traditional territories of Anishinaabe, Cree, OjiCree and Dene peoples and the National Government of the Red River Métis.