In a significant move that underscores its commitment to advancing its high-grade gold resources at the Tartan Mine, Canadian Gold Corp. (TSXV: CGC) has announced the appointment of Edward (Ed) Huebert as its new President, Chief Executive Officer, and director. This decision, backed by Rob McEwen, the company’s largest shareholder holding 37.6% of the outstanding common shares, marks a pivotal moment in the company’s journey.
Ed Huebert, with his extensive expertise in government relations and mine permitting, is set to further solidify the company’s presence, especially in Manitoba. His illustrious career boasts of roles such as the Special Advisor on Mining to the Cabinet Secretary on Economic Development for Manitoba. He has been instrumental in formulating many of Manitoba’s incentive programs, notably the Mines Tax Holiday and Manitoba Exploration Tax Credit. His tenure as the acting mine manager for the Snap Lake Mine and environmental manager for De Beers’ Northwest Territories projects further accentuates his credentials. Additionally, he has held esteemed positions like Yukon’s Deputy Minister of Environment and Executive Vice President for the Mining Association of Manitoba. Huebert’s academic achievements include a Masters of Natural Resources Management Degree from the University of Manitoba and his ongoing Ph.D. candidacy in Natural Resource Planning from the University of British Columbia.
Peter Shippen, Chairman of Canadian Gold Corp., expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, “Edward is a business leader with an excellent record, and joins the Company at a key time as our recent exploration success and engineering advancements continue to demonstrate the potential for reopening the Tartan Mine. Edward brings a tremendous skill set to the Company, from mine and exploration permitting, to government relations and mine operations.”
Rob McEwen, echoing the sentiment, emphasized Ed’s profound understanding of mining in Manitoba and the potential of the Tartan Mine. He believes that the board of directors has made a choice that will greatly benefit the company and its investors.
As Canadian Gold Corp. continues its journey, the appointment of Edward Huebert is a testament to its commitment to excellence, growth, and value creation for its shareholders.