Should incentives be offered to mining companies and prospectors to encourage exploration?

05 December, 2017
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Prospecting and exploration are the activities which can ultimately lead to mining. Some jurisdictions in Canada offer incentives through tax rebates, subsidies, grants, or temporarily relaxed work requirements to qualifying mining companies and prospectors to encourage exploration. 

The Northwest Territories currently offers two such programs: 

Should incentives be offered to mining companies and prospectors to encourage exploration?
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