Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

August 08, 2012 15:49 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Oliver to Highlight the Benefits of Resource Development to Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2012) - The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, will be joined by Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, for a tour of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's Cory potash mine to see first-hand the importance of natural resource development in Saskatoon.

A tour of the facility is offered to media who come in proper safety attire (must wear closed-toe shoes and no skirts or shorts will be permitted). Personal protection equipment such as hard hats and safety goggles will be provided on site.

Later in the day, Minister Oliver will also address the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce about the Harper Government's plan for Responsible Resource Development and its benefits to Canadians in Saskatchewan and in every region across the country.

A brief media availability and photo opportunity will follow both events.

Cory potash mine
Location: Cartwright Street
6km West of Saskatoon on Hwy 7 (signage on route)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Date: August 9, 2012
Time: 9:45 a.m. CST
Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Speech
Location: Radisson Hotel
2nd floor - Da Vinci Ballroom
405 20th Street E.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Date: August 9, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. CST

Contact Information

  • Carly Wolff
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister
    Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    613-996-2007

    Media Relations
    Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    613-992-4447