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Natural Resources Canada
September 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, this week took part in the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation and Energy Ministers’ Conference. The Conference kicked off a week of meetings and events for Minister Oliver in California aimed at showcasing Canada as a global energy leader and a secure and reliable supplier of energy resources and clean energy technology solutions. The Minister met with Seishu Makino, Japan’s Senior Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Jose Rene D. Almendras, the Philippines’ Secretary of Energy, and Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy.

“APEC has long recognized that economic growth and prosperity in the Asia–Pacific region are inextricably linked to the security of energy supplies,” said Minister Oliver. “Canada's energy resources place it in a unique position to help ensure the energy security of those well beyond our borders. Beyond merely the scale of our energy resources lies the fact that Canada is a safe and reliable supplier of energy.”

APEC’s primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia–Pacific region by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, enhancing human security, and facilitating a favourable and sustainable business environment.

Following the APEC Conference, the ministers released an action agenda to move APEC toward an efficient, sustainable, low-carbon transport future.


At the first-ever joint Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation and Energy Ministers’ Conference in San Francisco, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver discussed the importance of Canada as a stable, secure supplier of energy to the United States, the Asia–Pacific region and the world.

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