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New Chair of the Mining Association of Canada is elected

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The Board of Directors at the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) have announced the new Chair of MAC will be Robert Steane, Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of global uranium company, Cameco Corp. He will replace Zoë Yujnovich, Vice President of Oil Sands Operations at Shell Canada.

Steane has been on MAC’s Board of Directions since 2012 and from 2013 to 2015 he was the Chair of MAC's newest committee, the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, which is focused on improving engagement with Aboriginal communities and growing the participation of Aboriginal people in mining.

"Bob has been a valued Board Director of the MAC and both the association and the wider industry have benefitted from his expertise and leadership in the Canadian mining industry. Bob's extensive mining knowledge from 35 yr of rich experience in the uranium sector will undoubtedly bring immense value to his role," said Pierre Gratton, MAC's President and CEO. "We would like to also take the opportunity to thank Zoë for her leadership over the past two years as Chair and we welcome Bob to his new position at the helm of our association."

"It is a privilege to be elected by my industry peers as Chair of the Mining Association of Canada," commented Steane. "Given mining's importance to Canadians as a powerful driver of our economy and as a major employer, my focus as Chair will be to advocate on behalf of the industry so that it can continue to deliver these benefits to Canadians and to continue advancing best practices in corporate responsibility."

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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