Completion of an All-Weather North-South Trans Canada Highway Remains a Priority for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

September 24, 2012 – Norman Wells, NT: Delegates to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM held September 22-24 in Hamilton, Ontario supported the completion of the Mackenzie Valley Highway as a continued priority for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The resolution, proposed by the Norman Wells & District Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the Inuvik and Edmonton Chambers, calls upon the Federal Government to fund the completion of the highway from Wrigley to Tuktoyaktuk and move ahead with the project immediately as a means of improving the economics of increased resource exploration and future production infrastructure.

Chris Buist, President of the Norman Wells & District Chamber, addressed questions and comments from both the British Columbia and Ontario caucuses prior to the commencement of the Resolutions Session and introduced the resolution on the floor. Despite some opposition from the floor, the resolution received wide support from the national delegates and – in particular, from the Edmonton Chamber and Alberta delegates.

According to Chris Buist, β€œIt is rewarding to see the continued support of this critical infrastructure project by Chamber delegates from across Canada. The completion of the highway will lower operating costs to businesses and will certainly facilitate the continued exploration activity in the Sahtu area, improve the economics of potential projects and stimulate further exploration and tourism activities along the highway. β€œ

For further information, contact Chris Buist, President of the Norman Wells & District Chamber of Commerce at 867 587-6609.

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