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GLOBAL RENEWABLES ONLINE - DECEMBER 2011
O
n Thursday, October 13th,
IndustryMedia was pleased
to be invited to the Toronto
Board of Trade and Rainmaker
Global
Business
Development’s
Accenture Energy Series event with
Minister of Natural Resources
Canada Joe Oliver. The event
featured a panel discussion with the
Minister and industry experts on
Canadian natural resources: Steve
Roth, Business Development, Jacobs
Engineering, David Waugh, CEO,
North Atlantic Potash, Brent Bergeron,
VP Corporate Affairs, Gold Corp, and
Kirsten Marcia, President & CEO,
Deep Earth Energy Production Corp.
Everywhere I go, my message is the same. Canada is a
market-based, responsible and reliable supplier of natural
resources and we are open for business. Today, Canada is one
of the largest mining nations in the world producing more
than 60 minerals and metals. Canadian mining companies are
now located in more than 100 countries, involved in more
than 10,000 projects, with assets outside of Canada worth
over $109 billion in 2009.”
In 2010 the mining and mineral processing industries
generated over $35 billion in GDP, over $12 billion in capital
investment and $18 billion in trade surplus. During the same
period, more than 308,000 Canadians are directly employed
in mining, exploration and mineral processing, with many
more in related industries.”
The Honourable Joe Ol iver ,
Mini s ter of Natural Resource
David Waugh - CEO, Nor th At lant i c Potash
Steve Roth - Bus iness Development , Jacobs Engineer ing
Brent Bergeron - Vi ce Pres ident Corporate Af fai rs , Gold Corp Inc .
Ki rs ten Marc ia - Pres ident & CEO, Deep Ear th Energy Produc t ion
Canada: A Resource
Superpower
CANADA AS A RESOURCE SUPERPOWER - REGIONAL FOCUS: CANADA