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March 20, 2012

VANCOUVER — On Wednesday, March 21, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, will address the Vancouver Board of Trade to discuss jobs, growth and prosperity through responsible resource development. A media availability will follow the event.

Two photo opportunities with Minister Oliver will also take place. The first will be at Neptune Terminals, which handles potash, steelmaking coal, bulk vegetable oils, fertilizers and agricultural products from Western Canada destined for markets around the world.

The second will be at Westport Innovations, which is a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hydrogen and biofuels such as landfill gas.

Date: March 21, 2012

Vancouver Board of Trade Speech – where the Minister will address the need for responsible resource development

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Regency Ballroom 
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Time: 8:00 a.m. PDT

Photo Opportunity – Neptune Terminals

Location:   Neptune Administrative Offices
Suite 100-340 Brooksbank Avenue*
North Vancouver, British Columbia
*Building entrance on East 4th Street

Time: 9:30 a.m. PDT

Please note: Flat, closed-toe shoes must be worn to access Neptune Terminals. 

Photo Opportunity – Tour of Westport Innovations Inc.

Location: 1750 West 75th Ave., Unit 101
Vancouver, BC
Time: 2:00 p.m. PDT

Please note: Media should arrive at 1:50 p.m. to sign in for the tour.

Media may contact: 

Patricia Best Director of Communications Office of the Minister Natural Resources Canada Ottawa 613-996-2007 or Media Relations Natural Resources Canada Ottawa 613-992-4447