Industry Canada

Industry Canada

April 11, 2010 12:00 ET

Minister Clement Anchors Historic Canadian Chamber Event

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT--(Marketwire - April 11, 2010) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, addressed the first ever meeting of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to be held in Nunavut. He delivered the keynote address at the Chamber's annual dinner, where he spoke about the Government's Northern Strategy and highlighted its commitment to long-term job creation and economic growth with investments in science, technology and innovation.

"We are committed to ensuring that a strong and prosperous North plays an important part in helping to shape the future of our nation," said Minister Clement.

Minister Clement also attended several events at the Toonik Tyme festival, which has been a proud tradition in the North since 1964. The goal of this event is to attract tourism to the North and to Iqaluit in particular. The festival also marks the beginning of spring, when the sun returns to the Arctic.

"Between the skijoring and dog dashes, the traditional outdoor games and dog sled races, this truly was an amazing northern experience," said Minister Clement. "It was an honour for me to be a part of this annual festival."

Minister Clement also had an opportunity to meet with Peter Taptuna, Nunavut's Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, and toured Iqaluit's Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, where Inuit artifacts and art are on display.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations