Mac applauds Canada-Peru free trade agreement



    OTTAWA, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mining Association of Canada applauds
the conclusion of free trade negotiations between Canada and Peru, announced
today by the Honourable David Emerson, Minister of International Trade and
Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics.
    "A free trade agreement between Canada and Peru will be very positive for
both our countries," stated Gordon Peeling, MAC's President and CEO. "This
agreement, when it comes into force, will result in a strengthening of our
economic ties and further position Peru as a positive destination for
investment by Canadian mining companies in resource development."
    Peru is a very attractive destination for Canadian mining investment. MAC
strongly supported the commencement of these negotiations and is very pleased
to see them concluded in such a timely manner.




For further information:

For further information: Paul Stothart, (613) 233-9392, ext 320,
pstothart@mining.ca; Pierre Gratton, (613) 293-5111, pgratton@mining.ca


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