THUNDER BAY – The Honourable Greg Rickford, the Minister of State for Science and Technology also has the responsibility for the Ring of Fire and FedNor.
Minister Rickford will address the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday August 14 2013. The sold out luncheon event will be offered in a Live Broadcast on NetNewsLedger.com.
Tune-in online on Wednesday August 14th at 12:00EDT – Minister Rickford will address the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma Street.
Tickets for the event are sold out. NetNewsLedger working with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will offer the speech live online so you can join in.
Minister Rickford will address issues of interest to the business community, including the latest updates of the Ring of Fire, and FedNor.
Greg Rickford was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011.
In July 2013, Mr. Rickford was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario). Previously, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Official Languages) in August 2010, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in January 2011, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario in May 2011.
Prior to entering politics, Mr. Rickford worked as a nurse, a health care consultant and a lawyer. He has degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, and an MBA from Laval University in the City of Québec, where he learned to speak French.
Mr. Rickford is active in a number of church and community activities.
Greg Rickford was born in Paris, Ontario, in 1967.