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Minister Rickford Announces Media Availabilities at PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange

TORONTO — The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), will attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange on Sunday, March 1, 2015, and Monday, March 2, 2015.

Sunday, March 1:

Minister Rickford and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will make an announcement supporting economic opportunities for Northwestern Ontario (speech and photo opportunity).

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building
Room 104DC
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

Please Note: Media not registered to attend the PDAC convention are asked to report to the main registration desk at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.

Minister Rickford will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the FedNor booth (photo opportunity).

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building
Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (Booth 6501)
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST

Minister Rickford will tour the trade show floor (photo opportunity).

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South Building
In front of PDAC Media Centre, Room 709
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST

Minister Rickford and the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, will deliver keynote remarks at the Media Reception and make an important announcement.

Location:   Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Imperial Room
100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST

Monday, March 2:

Minister Rickford will deliver remarks at the PDAC Opening Ceremony (speech and photo opportunity).

Location:   Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building
John Bassett Theatre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 8:30 a.m. EST

Minister Rickford will be available to media following the ceremony.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building
Warm-Up Room (backstage of John Bassett Theatre)
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Time: 9:30 a.m. EST

Please note: PDAC media accreditation required to attend all events.

Media may contact:

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

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-992-4447

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