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 BuildingRoom 104DC255 Front Street WestToronto, OntarioTime: 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 BuildingNorthern Ontario Mining Showcase (Booth 6501)255 Front Street WestToronto, OntarioTime: 3:00 p.m. EST
Minister Rickford will tour the trade show floor (photo opportunity).
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South BuildingIn front of PDAC Media Centre, Room 709222 Bremner BlvdToronto, OntarioTime: 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 Room100 Front Street WestToronto, OntarioTime: 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 BuildingJohn Bassett Theatre255 Front Street WestToronto, OntarioTime: 8:30 a.m. EST
Minister Rickford will be available to media following the ceremony.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North BuildingWarm-Up Room (backstage of John Bassett Theatre)255 Front Street WestToronto, OntarioTime: 9:30 a.m. EST
Please note: PDAC media accreditation required to attend all events.
Media may contact:
Chris McCluskeyCommunications DirectorOffice of Canada’s MinisterNatural Resources Canada613-996-2007
Media RelationsNatural Resources CanadaOttawa613-992-4447
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