New duties for a former local politician.
Greg Rickford has been named to the Board of Directors for Noront Resources.
Rickford was the MP for the Kenora riding for seven years and also served as the Minister of Natural Resources under the Harper government.
In a statement, Rickford stated he's honoured to join the Noront team as they seek to create economic opportunities for northern Ontario through responsible resource development.
He says he looks forward in applying his experience living and working in the northwest to help create value for Noront and the Ring of Fire as well as communities across the region.
Rickford adds the companies dedication to full, meaningful partnerships with First Nation and municipal communities in developing the mining assets in the Ring of Fire is the benchmark for how resource companies should conduct themselves.
The company says Rickford specializes in natural resources, Indigenous and health matters, and has lived and worked in First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario and across Canada.
— Noront Resources (@NorontResources) April 11, 2017