Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai concluded a successful conference of Canada’s Energy and Mines Ministers in Cranbrook, British Columbia today with an invitation to host next year’s event in Whitehorse.
Minister Pillai discussed how Yukon builders are constructing near-net zero homes with the highest energy efficiency standards in Canada, and Yukon’s national recognition on the shift to renewable energy generation, particularly in remote communities.
In addition, the Minister highlighted the importance and successes of Yukon’s mineral industry, particularly the work in building respectful relationships with Yukon’s First Nations. The Minister also endorsed the Canadian Mining and Metals Plan, which includes specific and coordinated actions that can be pursued by federal, provincial and territorial governments to solidify Canada’s position as a global mining leader.
It is important that we showcase Yukon’s innovations and success on the national stage. We have a lot to share about our strong mineral sector, our respectful relationships with First Nations and the work we are undertaking with communities to shift towards renewable energy. I look forward to hosting the energy and mines ministers in Whitehorse next summer when we can demonstrate our accomplishments first-hand.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai
The Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference is an annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for energy and mining portfolios. At these meetings ministers discuss shared priorities for collaborative action to advance energy and mining development across the country.