Policy Updates

The following are key public policy areas and issues where AME is taking a leadership role and developing position statements that reflect the broad interests and values of BC’s global mineral explorers and developers.

South Okanagan-Similkameen Proposed National Park Reserve: An Update

July 9, 2019

Parks Canada, the BC Government and Okanagan Nation signed a high-level memorandum of understanding regarding collaborating on the South Okanagan-Similkameen proposed national park reserve on July 2, 2019.

Although the announcement was a high-profile one, it is expected that Parks Canada’s vision of the national park reserve will take decades to accomplish as private land and mineral tenure can only be purchased on a “willing-seller, willing-buyer” basis. AME will continue to engage with mineral tenure holders, Parks Canada and the BC government regarding clarity on timelines and a final boundary; read our submission from March 2019.