Published on: 12/11/2013 1:03:20 PM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Pele appoints former cabinet minister to board

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Pele Mountain Resources has appointed former Ontario cabinet minister John Wilkinson to its board of directors.

Wilkinson served in cabinet from 2007 to 2011, holding the roles of minister for the research and innovation, revenue, and environment portfolios during his tenure.

Pele president and CEO Al Shefsky said in a news release Wilkinson’s “leadership, vision and experience in the advancement of large-scale projects will add immense value as we progress toward the licensing and feasibility phases at Eco Ridge.”

“As the world moves to address climate change and break its addiction to fossil fuels, demand for clean technologies will increase,” Wilkinson said in a release. “I believe the Eco Ridge Mine Project in Elliot Lake is poised to provide a secure Made-in-Ontario source for both the rare earths and the uranium that the world needs.”

Pele Mountain Resources is focused on the sustainable development of its 100-percent owned Eco Ridge Mine Rare Earths and Uranium Project. Eco Ridge is located in Elliot Lake, the only Canadian mining camp to have ever achieved commercial rare earth production.

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