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Media advisory – Canada’s North Summit 2013 and territorial outlook

WHITEHORSE, YT, Oct. 15, 2013 – The Conference Board of Canada will hold a news conference onWednesday, October 16, to release its economic and fiscal forecast for the three Northern territories, and to discussCanada’s North Summit 2013.

The summit will bring together Aboriginal, business, government and community leaders for a discussion of the North’s current challenges and opportunities.

When: Wednesday, October 16, 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time
(Summit takes place October 16-17)
Who: Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, will present the findings of theTerritorial Outlook-Autumn 2013
Media availability from:
The Hon. Currie Dixon, Yukon Minister of Environment, Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission
Anja B. Jeffrey
Director, Centre for the North,The Conference Board of Canada
Where: Coast High Country Inn
4051-4th Ave., Whitehorse
Note: Other speakers attending the two-day Summit include:
  • The Hon. Darrell Pasloski, Premier, Government of Yukon
  • Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada
  • James Nasso, Chairman of the Board, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
  • Patrick Borbey, President, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Chair, Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental and Human rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
  • David Stewart-Patterson, Vice-President, Public Policy, The Conference Board of Canada

For the full schedule and times, visit:
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/north/agenda.aspx
Follow the Canada’s North Summit 2013 on twitter with the hashtag: #northsummit2013

The event is sponsored by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), Cisco Systems Canada Co., GE Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Yukon Economic Development, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,  MNP LLP, and Stratos

Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Brent Dowdall, Media Relations,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 448, E-mail: [email protected]

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