Tuesday October 21, 2014




Who benefits from gold mining?

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Your full page review of the of the achievements of Claude Resources (“Gold mining prospects hot,” Regional Optimist, April 6) in establishing a gold mine in Saskatchewan was impressive.

It is a matter of opinion, but I wonder if their achievements were of that great a value to the people of Saskatchewan, or did the million ounces of gold produced merely pass through our books while our government collected a pittance in royalties for all the expense of facilitating the project.

I am sure the ordinary shareholders have not received a penny for all their patience and hard earned money they invested in the project. Eventually we will be left with an enormous hole in the ground.

I readily admit that we should be thankful for the employment and industrial advancement these mining companies do provide for our province.

Hurley Boldt

Borden


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