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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) -- 08/22/14 -- 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:

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

Media opportunities are outlined below.

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

The general public may contact:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
613-995-0947
TTY: 613-996-4397
(teletype for the hearing-impaired)
[email protected]

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