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2015 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference Supporting a Strong Canadian Mining Sector

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Mines ministers from across Canada discussed current opportunities and challenges facing the mining sector at the 2015 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC), held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This year's Conference theme - Innovating for a Strong Canadian Energy and Mining Sector -emphasized the importance of natural resources to Canada's economic future. Key issues discussed included support for junior mining companies, the importance of community engagement and ongoing innovation in the mining sector.

Upgrading Research Facilities in Sault Ste. Marie

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada manages a broad range of infrastructure and is committed to maintaining and improving infrastructure across the country.

Major investment by Canada Economic Development and Natural Resources Canada

| Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Through funding from Natural Resources Canada's Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, Uniboard Canada Inc. is aiming to install a preheating device for the manufacture of wood panels before they go into a press. A first of its kind in North America, the flash steam process will increase production by preheating the wood particle mat with water vapour.

Kenora Declaration on Forest Innovation

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Canada's history, and an important part of our future, depends on our forests. They are a large part of our recreational, cultural and spiritual pursuits. They purify water, stabilize soil, cycle nutrients, moderate climate and store carbon.

National Forest Innovation Summit

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Hosted by Natural Resources Canada on behalf of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, the National Forest Innovation Summit marked a key milestone for the forest sector.

Biographical Notes – Murray Lytle

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Dr. Murray Lytle has held a series of senior positions in the oil, gas and mining industries. Highlights include establishing and serving as General Manager of the Lima engineering office for H.A. Simons Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, and working as a manager and consultant on more than 20 mining projects in North and South America and Asia.

Memorandum of Understanding on Canada-U.K. Nuclear Energy Cooperation

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

On June 29, 2015, Gordon Campbell, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom and Lee McDonough, Director, Office for Nuclear Development, Department for Energy and Climate Change signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.). The MOU is for the purpose of Enhancing Cooperation in the Field of Civil Nuclear Energy.

Modified Softwood Pulp Fibre for High-Performance Composites

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Through funding from Natural Resources Canada's Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, Domtar Inc. will develop and commercialize a portfolio of new, premium-value grades of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp.

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