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Tuesday, July 23 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Mining

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The Mining Working Group identifies best practices for environmental sustainability and engaging indigenous groups to improve the quality of life in the region while fostering economic development. The working group aims to show how development, when done responsibly, supports economic growth and increases the standard of living.

Co-Chairs
Senator Keith Regier, Montana State Legislature
Pamela Schwann, President, Saskatchewan Mining Association

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks

US and Canada Critical Minerals Cooperation
The U.S. and Canadian federal governments have announced an initiative to enhanced cooperation on critical minerals. New technologies and innovations are driving demand for various mined minerals. The U.S. and Canada are looking at how they can work more closely to ensure secure and reliable supply chains.
Kathleen Benedetto, Senior Adviser, Bureau of Land Management
Hilary Morgan, Director, International Affairs and Trade Division, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector, Natural Resources Canada


Economic Benefit of Mining
Overview of the Mining Associations of Saskatchewan and Montana reports on the economic and social benefits of mining. Highlights will included the important role critical minerals from the PNWER jurisdiction have in the digital economy, renewable energy, advance materials and national security sectors. PNWER jurisdictions could play a major role in improving mineral security and ensuring future competitiveness of minerals industries.
Tammy Johnson, Executive Director, Montana Mining Association
Pamela Schwann, President, Saskatchewan Mining Association

Showcasing the Institutional Control Program
The Institutional Control Program (ICP) defines and implements a process for the long-term monitoring and maintenance of decommissioned mine and/or mill sites located on provincial Crown land in Saskatchewan.
Cory Hughes, Executive Director, Mineral Policy - Resource Development, Ministry of Energy and Resources Government of Saskatchewan
Dale Huffman, Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Regulatory Relations, Orano

Roundtable discussion with session attendees and action item discussion

More details on the working group here

Speakers
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Hilary Morgan

Director, International Affairs and Trade Division, Natural Resources Canada
Hilary Morgan became Director of International Affairs and Trade in the Lands and Minerals Sector of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in September 2017. In this role, she is responsible for leading NRCan’s international relations and engagement activities related to Canada’s minerals... Read More →
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Pamela Schwann

Executive Director; Mining Working Group Co-chair; Innovative Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working Group Co-chair, Saskatchewan Mining Association
Pam Schwann is the President of the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA), representing companies that are engaged in the safe and responsible exploration, development and production of minerals within Saskatchewan. She has held this position since 2008.Pam co-chaired the inaugural... Read More →
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Senator Keith Regier

Senator; Mining Working Group Co-chair, Montana State Legislature
Senator Keith Regier first served Montana in the State House of Representatives from 2009-2015, where he served as the House majority whip (2011), the House Energy Committee chair (2013), and the House Majority Leader (2015). He was elected to the Montana State Senate in 2017, where... Read More →
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Cory Hughes

Executive Director, Mineral Policy - Resource Development, Ministry of Energy and Resources, Government of Saskatchewan
Cory was born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan.  He attended the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan receiving a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).  He also holds a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.Cory started... Read More →
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Dale Huffman

Vice PresidentHealth, Safety, Environment & Regulatory Relations, Orano Canada
Dale Huffman is the Vice-President for Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory Relations at Orano Canada Inc.  Dale has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Queen’s University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and has... Read More →
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Tammy Johnson

Executive Director, Montana Mining Association
Tammy Johnson brings her skills as a lobbyist, grassroots organizer, community advocate, political tactician and on-the-ground strategist to the Montana Mining Association.The Montana Mining Association is a trade association of mineral developers, producers, refiners and vendors... Read More →
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Kathleen Benedetto

Senior Adviser, Bureau of Land Management
Kathy is a professional geologist with extensive Congressional and legislative experience spanning 23 years with nearly 13 years as professional staff on the Natural Resources Committee, U.S. House of Representatives. While her career has brought her to Washington, D.C., her credentials... Read More →



Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
Sheraton West Room