Mining is us

Mining is us The Yukon Mineral Incentive Program is one of the best Yukon government initiatives as far as generating wealth for the Canadian taxpayer. For example, individual prospectors like myself, who cannot afford the high cost of mineral exploratio

The Yukon Mineral Incentive Program is one of the best Yukon government initiatives as far as generating wealth for the Canadian taxpayer.

For example, individual prospectors like myself, who cannot afford the high cost of mineral exploration, have been able to go out in the bush with mineral incentive program support, and make new discoveries.

When mineral prospecting results in mines being developed, the mineral and metals are sold on the international markets for real, hard dollars, creating wealth for Canadians. It not only improves Canada’s balance of payments, but along the way it results in all kinds of different taxes to flow into governments. Also, mining produces many high-paying jobs.

The White Gold discovery was made with mineral incentive program support for a prospector from Dawson City. I personally have recently made two option agreements with junior mining companies, which would not have been possible without mineral incentive program assistance.

As a senior citizen, I will be collecting old age security shortly, plus benefiting from the Yukon health-care program (the best in the world).

It is time to give something back. You, as Yukoners, can do this by supporting mineral exploration and mining in the Yukon. Presently, Yukoners receive over $1 billion a year from the southern Canadian taxpayer. There is no pride in this!

A few more Yukons in Canada and we would end up broke because they are not producing real wealth necessary to support their social programs.

It is time we give something back. Support prospecting and mining in the Yukon.

Gary Lee

Whitehorse

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