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Ontario's Mining Expertise Promoted At Edmonton Trade Show

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Ontario's Mining Expertise Promoted At Edmonton Trade Show

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is helping the province's mining equipment and services sector capture new markets, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Northern Ontario companies have proven that they can compete and win on the international stage," said Bartolucci. "Shining a brighter spotlight on our mining industry, which provides thousands of Ontarians with good jobs and a high quality of life, helps us build a strong and prosperous economy in the North."

The ministry will host a Northern Ontario exhibit at the annual conference of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), beginning May 9 in Edmonton. Organizers expect more than 4,000 participants from around the world to attend the four-day exhibition and technical program.

Seven northern companies and two community economic development agencies are promoting a wide variety of mining equipment and services.

"It's important for our company's future to get the exposure and make the contacts that a trade show like this provides," said Andre Ruest, general manager of B & D Manufacturing. "Having the ministry coordinate the Northern Ontario exhibit really helps us in our marketing."

"Ontario is home to approximately two-thirds of Canada's mining equipment and services capacity," Bartolucci said. "By promoting new trade and investment in this important sector, our government is working to bring real, positive change that will strengthen our economy."

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