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New Canada resources minister inherits push to become energy superpower

Greg Rickford, appointed today as Canada's new Natural Resources Minister after Joe Oliver was moved from the post to become Finance Minister following Jim Flaherty's resignation, takes charge at a "critical time for Canada's natural resource sector.

Rickford will have a lot on his plate: accelerated extraction of Alberta’s oil sands and liquefied natural gas exports on the west coast, contentious pipeline issues from Enbridge’s (ENB) Northern Gateway to TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone XL, streamlining the mining permitting process, and pushing forward with development of the Ring of Fire in Ontario.

His experience in aboriginal affairs could prove crucial as Canada's indigenous people demand greater say on how energy and mining projects proceed.

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  • seterk
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    How do the energy companies view Rickford? Very friendly, or not so much?
    19 Mar 2014, 07:32 PM Reply Like
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