Quebec mines restart after government declares mining essential

15 April 2020 (Last Updated April 15th, 2020 16:01)

Mines in Quebec, Canada are mulling options to restart operations today after the provincial government clarified mining to be an essential industry. The government had previously ordered all non-essential businesses to close until 4 May.

Confirming its operations would resume, Eldorado Gold president and CEO said: “We are pleased to resume operations at Lamaque.  Keeping our people safe is our priority each and every day.

“With the safety measures we have put in place at all our sites, we are confident that we can adapt our business and continue to create long term value for our stakeholders.”

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