The Investment Attractiveness Index takes both mineral and policy perception into consideration. An overall Investment Attractiveness Index is constructed by combining the Best Practices Mineral Potential index, which rates regions based on their geologic attractiveness, and the Policy Perception Index, a composite index that measures the effects of government policy on attitudes toward exploration investment. While it is useful to measure the attractiveness of a jurisdiction based on policy factors such as onerous regulations, taxation levels, the quality of infrastructure, and the other policy related questions that respondents answered, the Policy Perception Index alone does not recognize the fact that investment decisions are often sizably based on the pure mineral potential of a jurisdiction. Indeed, respondents consistently indicate that roughly only 40 percent of their investment decision is determined by policy factors. – See more at:The Fraser Institute Annual-survey-of-mining-companies-2015
What will be interesting will be how this affects the supply and demand of used machinery. Currently when we ship heavy equipment to canada from the UK we see large State to State Haulage permits effecting the overall cost proposition on used machinery. But with increases in demand will that translate to higher prices on used machinery. Always know your Transport Dimensions on heavy machinery, it can make or break a machines viability.