Success stories

The CPTG Committee have been compiling success stories. Canadian Governments at the National, Provincial and Territorial levels invest in their government-funded geological surveys. The public investment in the acquisition, explanation, distribution, and stewardship of geoscience data, information and knowledge reflects the perspective that geoscience assets provided by federal, provincial and territorial governments is a public good. The geoscience knowledge is widely acknowledged to be one of Canada’s competitive advantages in attracting mineral exploration and to have contributed to Canada’s position as a leading mineral producer. In addition to investment attraction, that same geoscience knowledge is essential to inform government and non-government decisions and policy formulation related to the environment, public health and safety, development, groundwater and source-water protection, and climate change. Summarized in this new section are some examples that illustrate the value of the government investment in geological survey activity.