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Internal memo at Natural Resources Canada responds to The Narwhal’s reporting on low mining taxes and royalties

The analysis, released through Freedom of Information laws, raises important questions about government’s treatment of industry

James Wilt 

Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources produced an internal memo in response to The Narwhal’s July 2018 investigation into gold mining taxes and royalties, a freedom of information request reveals.

The investigation, which compared mining payments in Canada to similar payments abroad, found Canadian governments were collecting far less than they could per ounce of gold extracted.

A month after the article was published, Glenn Mason, the assistant deputy minister for Natural Resources Canada’s land and minerals sector, submitted a memo to the department’s deputy minister that “provides an analysis of the article by The Narwhal.”

Read the full article here: http://thenarwhal.ca/internal-memo-at-natural-resources-canada-responds-to-the-narwhals-reporting-on-low-mining-taxes-and-royalties/