August 7, 2018
Suits and Boots founder Rick Peterson announced today that Philippe Cloutier of Val d’Or, Quebec, has joined the group’s board of directors.
Mr. Cloutier, a professional geologist, is President and CEO of Cartier Resources Inc., an exploration company developing a portfolio of properties in the Abitibi Gold Belt of Quebec.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Philippe’s status and experience join the Suits and Boots board,” said Peterson. “He’s an extremely passionate defender of the resource industry across Canada and brings a Quebec-based perspective that will help our group broaden our base and ability to support resource families in the mining sector across Canada.”
Mr. Cloutier, who is fully bilingual, has 30 years of experience in mining exploration and development, and has worked with industry leaders Noranda Inc., Aur Resources and Soquem.
“I am extremely impressed with what Suits and Boots has accomplished over the past few months, “said Mr. Cloutier, “and I’m very much looking forward to adding my perspective and ideas to this effort.
“I can tell you that there is a very large and powerful based of pro-resource “Suits” and “Boots” in Quebec. It will be a pleasure to work hard to help make their voices heard not only in Quebec, but in support of other resource sectors and communities across Canada.”
Suits and Boots’ BC Resource Tour is visiting 30 communities in that province this summer to meet with resource sector workers, families, stakeholders, and local elected officials to gather ideas and feedback on how to advance the interests of the resource sector in that province.
Suits and Boots launched in April of 2018. On May 26 the group held a rally in Langley, BC, in support of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline and worked with four other resource groups to coordinate pro-resource rallies simultaneously in Fort St. John, Kitimat, Smithers and Fort Nelson. The joint coordination of these five events resulted in what has been the single largest show of support for the resource sector to date in Canada.
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