Victoria-based nonprofit/charity The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is pleased to extend a warm welcome to the newly appointed Minister of International Development, Ahmed Hussen. We congratulate Minister Hussen on assuming this crucial role and are excited to collaborate with him on advancing sustainable development initiatives and promoting responsible artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) practices worldwide.
We would also like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to Harjit Sajjan for his exemplary work in the global arena as the previous Minister of International Development. Minister Sajjan’s dedication and efforts have made a positive impact on countless lives around the world. We wish him the best of luck in his new role in the Federal Cabinet.
The AGC looks forward to continuing our engagements with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Women and Gender Equity and Youth Mari Ien, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology Francoise Philippe-Champaigne, Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, and Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson. These partnerships are essential in driving forward our mission of empowering artisanal and small-scale gold miners, promoting environmental stewardship, and fostering sustainable economic development in communities where gold mining takes place.
“We extend a warm welcome to Minister Ahmed Hussen as the new Minister of International Development. We are eager to collaborate with Minister Hussen to further support and uplift ASGM miners worldwide. His leadership and expertise hold great promise for driving positive change, reducing mercury pollution, improving human health, and sustainable development in gold mining communities.”
“In expressing our gratitude to Minister Harjit Sajjan for his exceptional work as the previous Minister of International Development, we also recognize the significance of his significant work on the International Development file. We wish him the very best of luck as he starts his new position in the Federal Cabinet.”
“The Artisanal Gold Council remains committed to fostering partnerships with key cabinet members, including Minister Mari Ien, Minister Steven Guilbeault, Minister Francoise Philippe-Champaigne, Minister Melanie Joly, Minister Dominic Leblanc, and Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Together, we look forward to collaborative opportunities to empower ASGM miners, advance environmental stewardship, improve human health and outcomes for women in the sector, and drive sustainable economic growth in artisanal mining communities worldwide.”