Hydro One Employment Fairs Held

June 10, 2009 - More than 30 people from the Georgian Bay Consultation Protocol Region took part in the first of two Hydro One Procurement and Employment Fairs in Midland on May 19. A second session in Owen Sound on May 22 attracted about half that many people.

Everyone who attended was eager to find out more about potential jobs and business opportunities with Hydro One or in the energy sector generally. Representatives from Hydro One gave presentations focused on identifying Project related training, contracting and employment opportunities for Métis.

The sessions are one example of the kind of benefits that can flow when governments and industry live up to the duty to consult obligation affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004. The so called Bruce to Milton project is one of the first opportunities for engagement presented to the MNO since the 2004 court decision. Local Métis leaders from the Georgian Bay Consultation Protocol are working with MNO’s Natural Resources, Environment and Community Relations Branch and Hydro One to identify potential impacts of the Bruce to Milton Transmission Reinforcement Project on Métis rights, interests and way of life in the affected area.

In addition to the information sessions in May, the consultation has also generated information mail outs, community information meetings, and interviews with Métis traditional resources users to collect Métis traditional knowledge related to the Project. As well, funding for an independent review of Hydro One’s environmental assessment of the Project was made available to MNO.

Hydro One Presentations:

Doing Business With Hydro One

Hydro One - Recruitment Programs

Hydro One Presentation - Metis Nation of Ontario

Doing Business With Hydro One

Hydro One - Recruitment Programs

Hydro One Presentation - Metis Nation of Ontario

For more information, contact:

Enza Cancilla, Manager, Public Affairs

Hydro One Networks Inc.

483 Bay Street, 8th Fl, South Tower

Toronto, ON M5G 2P5

Tel: 1-877-345-6799 or 416-345-6799

Fax: 416-345-6984

OR

Shylo Summers

First Nations and Métis Relations

Hydro One Networks Inc.

483 Bay Street

South Tower, 5th Floor

Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5

T: (416) 345-6243

F:(416) 345-6600

OR

Hank Rowlinson

For more information about the MNO’s work with Hydro One contact Hank Rowlinson, MNO Manager of Community Relations. Hank can be reached at 1-800-263-4889 or via email at hankr@metisnation.org.

Métis Nation of Ontario, 500 Old St. Patrick St, Unit D, Ottawa, ON K1N 9G4

Tel: 613-798-1488 Toll free: 1-800-263-4889 Fax: 613-722-4225 mnoweb@metisnation.org

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