Wednesday November 26, 2014

Who benefits from gold mining?


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




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