Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program and the Indigenous Forestry Initiative through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative for Indigenous Economic Development.
A smart electrical grid is one that makes better use of existing generation, transmission and distribution assets, increases energy efficiency, ensures safer and more secure delivery of electricity and ultimately provides a higher quality of service for customers.
Led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is a Government of Canada program that was set up to help young people aged 15 to 30 gain the skills and meaningful job experience required to make a successful transition to the workplace.
An ambitious project costing approximately CAN$2.5 billion, the Tianjin eco-project will be a 1.8 km2 urban development that will serve as both a demonstration of cooperation between two countries and a research lab to help China realize its goal to improve the energy efficiency of its cities.
Don Ferguson is a seasoned executive with 35 years in the New Brunswick Public Service, including 11 years at the Deputy Minister level. Don has considerable experience in the management of major projects.
This year's Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC), hosted by Manitoba, gave federal, provincial and territorial ministers an opportunity to discuss current opportunities and challenges related to building public confidence in energy development. Restoring the public's trust in environmental assessments and regulatory processes and ensuring that decisions are based on science, facts and evidence, including the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples, are key to enhancing confidence in the system.
Canada's exploration, mining and mineral processing industry is an important contributor to the economic and social well-being of communities across the country. In 2015, the minerals sector directly and indirectly accounted for 563,000 jobs throughout the country in urban, rural and remote regions, including employing over 10,000 Indigenous people. From 2010 to 2014, Canada's minerals sector, on average, provided a total of $2.9 billion per year in taxes and royalties to governments that in turn are used to support public services from health care to education. Canada is the world's number one destination for global mining and exploration financing activity, where 52 percent of public mining and exploration companies are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange/Venture Exchange and almost $7 billion in equity capital was raised in 2015.