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Natural Resources Canada

August 25, 2014 06:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Minister Rickford Co-hosts Annual Meetings with Provincial and Territorial Energy and Mining Counterparts

2014 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference: "Our Resources, New Frontiers"

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2014) - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, is co-chairing the annual Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC) from August 24 to 26. This conference brings together federal, provincial and territorial ministers to discuss cooperation and opportunities related to energy and mines.

This year's EMMC is also co-chaired by Ontario's Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy.

Attending media are required to register and provide accreditation at the following address:

Collège Boréal
21, Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury
Rear entrance, 3rd floor (trades entrance, near the roundabout, left of the Inukshuk)

Media opportunities are outlined below.

Date and Time Room Call-In
August 25, 2014
12:00 p.m. EDT
Collège Boréal
Lasalle Blvd, Greater Sudbury Dining Room - Floor 3
Minister Rickford to deliver keynote remarks. Media are invited to attend in person or can listen to the Minister's remarks via conference call:
Call-in number: 1-888-886-7786 Participants will need to quote the title "ENERGY AND MINES MINISTERS' CONFERENCE to be placed in the call. Participants will be on "listen-only" throughout the call.
August 25, 2014
1:40 p.m. EDT
Collège Boréal
Lasalle Blvd, Greater Sudbury 3rd-floor amphitheatre
Photo opportunity with federal, provincial, and territorial ministers prior to in-camera meeting. Media will be escorted in and out of the 3rd-floor amphitheatre. Cameras only.
August 25, 2014
4:00 p.m. EDT
Collège Boréal
Lasalle Blvd, Greater Sudbury Room 2022 - Floor 2
Ministers' photo opportunity.
August 26, 2014
12:15 p.m. EDT
Collège Boréal
Lasalle Blvd, Greater Sudbury Room 2022 - Floor 2
Closing media availability with Minister Rickford as well as Ministers Gravelle and Chiarelli. Media are invited to attend in person or participate via conference call:
Call-in number: 613-960-7526 / 877-413-4814
Call-in pass code: 8981478

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Contact Information

  • Chris McCluskey
    Director of Communications
    Office of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
    613-996-2007

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

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