Resurce Clips – Amid political uncertainty, former B.C. mines minister joins Eagle Plains Resources.
By Greg Klein
Three days after finishing his term as British Columbia’s minister of mines and energy, Eagle Plains Resources TSXV:EPL announced Bill Bennett’s appointment as a director. Bennett chose not to run in last month’s election but officially held the ministry until a new cabinet was sworn in on June 12. During his 16 years as an MLA, Bennett served three stints as minister of mining.
Calling him the government’s “go-to person” for the industry, Eagle Plains stated, “There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations.”
Eagle Plains is a project generator with a portfolio in B.C., Yukon and Saskatchewan. Bennett replaces Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee Ron Netolitzky, who moves to the company’s advisory board. Bennett’s replacement at the legislature cabinet table, meanwhile, is Rich Coleman, a former mines minister himself who most recently held portfolios for natural gas development and housing.