issued Raising the Stakes – A Comparative Review of Canadian Mining Laws and Responsible Mining Standards,” a detailed report comparing selected components of mining regimes throughout the country to IRMA’s requirements—the first analysis of its kind.

The authors note: “Comparing [laws and policies] to the IRMA Standard is important in evaluating the extent to which the mining law regime in each jurisdiction reflects best practices.” They also note: “IRMA’s standards are a pioneering example of how best to address environmental and social issues in mining.”