Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, has released the following statement on the Newmont Corporation acquisition of GT Gold:
“I welcome the investment by Newmont Corporation in GT Gold’s Tatogga property in northwestern B.C. and the relationship it is creating with the Tahltan Nation.
“Newmont’s $393-million investment supports work between the Province and the Tahltan around reconciliation, land use, economic initiatives and continued growth of a world-class mining jurisdiction. It’s a prime example of the type of mining investment our government is working to attract: investments in potential projects that demonstrate strong partnerships with Indigenous Nations that also respect B.C.’s environment.
“We believe that projects built on these strong foundations will create jobs for British Columbians and prosperity for the region and Province.
“As we continue our economic recovery from the global pandemic, our government will keep working hard to bring sustainable mining investments like this to B.C. to create good, family-supporting jobs across our province.”