/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Rickford Announces Participation in Annual Meetings with Provincial and Territorial Energy and Mining Counterparts/

HALIFAX, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will participate in his annual meetings with his federal and provincial energy and mining counterparts on July 19 and 20.

He will deliver keynote remarks discussing Canada's plan for Responsible Resource Development and new milestones achieved in partnership with the provinces related to jobs, environmental protection and First Nations engagement.

These annual meetings bring together federal, provincial and territorial ministers to discuss cooperation and opportunities related to energy and mines, while defining priorities within governments' respective jurisdiction for the coming year.

Media are invited to pre-register for the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference by contacting Sarah Levy MacLeod at 902-424-0438 or sarah.levy@novascotia.ca. Media badges will be provided at the conference registration desk.

Media opportunities are outlined below.

Date and Time



July 20, 2015 
11:45 a.m. ADT

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

1919 Upper Water St.

Halifax, NS

Boardwalk outside Marriot Hotel


Ministers' photo opportunity.

July 20, 2015

12:50 p.m. ADT

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Halifax Ballroom


1919 Upper Water St.

Halifax, NS



Minister Rickford will deliver keynote remarks.


Media are invited to attend in person or can listen to the Minister's remarks via conference call:


Call-in number: 1-877-394-5901

Access Code: 5837704


Participants will be on "listen-only" throughout the call.

July 20, 2015

1:15 p.m. ADT

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Nova Scotia Ballroom D


1919 Upper Water St.

Halifax, NS



Minister Rickford will hold brief availability with the media.

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: please contact: Chris McCluskey, Director of Communications, Office of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, 613-996-2007; or Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa613-992-4447; The general public may contact: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT, Telephone: 613-995-0947, TTY: 613-996-4397, (teletype for the hearing-impaired), E-mail: questions@nrcan.gc.ca


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