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October 31, 2023
The Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today outlined a new proposed Quarry Resources Act to manage and regulate the development and extraction of quarry resources. The new Act, developed following consultation with stakeholders, Indigenous Governments and Organizations and the public, would replace the Quarry Materials Act, 1998.
The new proposed Act:
Quarry resources are a crucial component used in construction of public and private infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, schools, houses, breakwaters, hydro-electric dams and offshore drilling platforms. The industry is valued at approximately $30 million per year with annual employment of approximately 550 person years.
“This new proposed Act would ensure efficient, transparent and fair management of provincial quarries. These amendments, if passed, will support the development of quarry resources in a manner that is responsible, sustainable and competitive, with a regulatory framework that is more consistent with other jurisdictions.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC
Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology
What We Heard – Quarry Legislation Review