April 25, 2014 08:39 ET
MISSISSAUGA, CANADA--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - Natural Resources Canada
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today delivered welcome remarks during the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Spring Meeting, where he emphasized the importance of safe pipeline infrastructure and diversifying Canada's energy markets. Minister Rickford stressed that Canada has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to become a 21st century energy superpower, creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity for all Canadians.
Minister Rickford outlined the Government's plan for Responsible Resource Development, ensuring world-class protection for Canadians and the environment while enhancing engagement with Aboriginal Peoples. Minister Rickford also highlighted the success of Canada's Economic Action Plan, which has helped to create more than 1.1 million net new jobs since the height of the global recession.
"Canada must develop new markets for its energy resources to create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity for decades to come. Our Government is enhancing our world-class pipeline and marine safety regimes and increasing engagement with Aboriginal Peoples to ensure the safety of the environment and the safety of Canadians as we develop our unprecedented resource wealth."
Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
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Pipeline Safety Fact Sheet http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/energy/files/OS-Pipeline_Safety_e.pdf
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