VANCOUVER, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ – The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC, Chair of the Advisory Board, and Senior Advisor to the management team at Pacific Future Energy Corporation (PFEC), announced today that Mr. Dave Coles, President Emeritus and founding member of Unifor, Canada’s newest and largest private sector union, has joined PFEC’s advisory board
“Dave’s extensive experience in the labour movement – especially within the Alberta energy industry – will be an invaluable asset to PFEC as we move forward with our refinery project,” Mr. Day said.
PFEC is a project development company that was founded in 2014 to open access for Alberta oil to Asian markets by building the world’s greenest refinery on the British Columbia coast in partnership with the province’s First Nations.
“I believe that the way to open up those Asian markets is by upgrading and refining Canadian bitumen in British Columbia,” Mr. Coles said.
“The approach PFEC is taking is the right one: by working with First Nations and labour as partners rather than adversaries, PFEC has a much better chance of creating the longterm jobs and prosperity Canadians – including Unifor members – want from their resources,” Coles added.
About Pacific Future Energy
Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy is a company that has been developed to finance, design and construct the world’s greenest oil refinery in British Columbia, Canada. The management team consists of leaders from the venture capital, corporate and government sectors, who share the belief that while it’s in Canada’s national strategic interest to diversify its markets for oil, it should be done in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while ensuring the protection of Canada’s west coast.
Dave Coles is President Emeritus and a founding member of Unifor, Canada’s newest and largest private sector trade union.
Mr. Coles was previously the longest serving President of the Canadian Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP), which represented 30,000 energy workers who worked in the bitumen sands and many refineries in Alberta.
Mr. Coles has fought for many environmental causes, and led campaigns for Canada’s natural resources to be processed in Canada. He has also spoken internationally on energy, environmental, and labour issues.
SOURCE Pacific Future Energy Corporation
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