17. The purpose of this Act is to promote mineral prospecting, exploration and development in keeping with the principle of sustainable development, while ensuring that Quebecers get a fair share of the wealth generated by mineral resources and taking into account other possible uses of the territory.
Another purpose of this Act is to ensure that non-renewable resources are used for the benefit of future generations.
A further purpose of this Act is to develop homegrown expertise in mineral resource exploration, development and processing in Québec.
1987, c. 64, s. 17; 2013, c. 32, s. 10.