Natural Resources

New Brunswick hosts national conference of forest ministers (08/09/09)

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Sept, 9, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The annual conference of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) will be hosted by the Department of Natural Resources in Fredericton on Sept. 11, 2008.

The ministers will be discussing issues of common interest, and will be collaborating on various projects intended to maintain and advance Canada's leadership in sustainable forest management.

"This conference shows our province's commitment to progress and partnership as we work together with forest ministers to discuss issues significant to our Canadian resources," said Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault, who is also CCFM chair.

CCFM membership includes federal, provincial and territorial ministers whose duties are related to natural resources management.

More information about the CCFM may be found on its website.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Sheri Strickland, communications, Natural Resources, 506-453-2614.

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