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March 4, 2013

OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver remarks hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs about the strong relationship that exists between Canada and the United States on energy and the environment. He will discuss Canada’s leadership advancing our shared interests in enhancing environmental protection and energy security to support jobs, economic growth and our long-term prosperity.

During his visit, the Minister will also visit the Pipe Fitters’ Training Center in Mokena, Illinois, to witness an example of the benefits Canadian energy is providing for jobs and growth on both sides of our shared border. Media are invited to tour the facility with the Minister. Minister Oliver will deliver short remarks at the completion of the tour.

Media should pre-register for both events by 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday, March 4 at 613-992-4447 or

Minister Oliver will be available briefly to answer questions from the media following each event. The Minister will also hold a call-back for media from Chicago (dial-in information below).

Pipe Fitters’ Training Center Tour

Pipe Fitters’ Training Center
10850 West 187th Street
Mokena, IL

Date and Time:
March 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (CST)

Note: A mandatory safety briefing will take place prior to the tour. Closed-toe shoes are required, and no skirts or shorts are permitted. Personal protection equipment such as hard hats and safety goggles will be provided on site.

Media should proceed to the main entrance upon arrival.

Remarks hosted by Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Chicago Club
81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL

Date and Time:
March 5, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. (CST)

Media should proceed to the registration desk outside the Burnham Room.

Media conference call

Date and Time:
March 5, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. (CST)

Dial-in information:
613-960-7526 / 1-877-413-4814
Passcode: 3649605

Media may contact: 

David Provencher
Press Secretary
Office of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources


Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada