VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2012) - Skanderbeg Capital Partners Inc. ("Skanderbeg" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of The Honourable Sheila Copps as a Special Advisor to the Company.
Sheila Copps has been a prominent figure in Canadian public life for almost 35 years. She is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
In addition to serving Canada as a former Deputy Prime Minister, she was also a long standing cabinet Minister, holding positions including Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Minister of Environment and Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Sheila Copps is a pioneer. She was the first woman ever named to the post of Deputy Prime Minister in Canada and, as Environment Minister, brought forward what was the strongest federal environmental assessment legislation in the world. Sheila established Young Canada Works to provide annual summer employment for youth; brought in copyright protection for Canadian recording artists; and led ministers of culture from over 50 nations in the development of the first ever International Network on Cultural Diversity. She is the author of two books and has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and political commentator in both French and English.
Bryan Slusarchuk, Partner at Skanderbeg, states, "It is a great honour for us to announce the appointment of The Honourable Sheila Copps as a Special Advisor to our company. Canadians know Sheila as a passionate and inspirational leader and as an individual who was never afraid to take a stand during moments of great national importance. Internationally, she is known for her leadership in establishing strong ties between different nations and cultures while always conveying the best values on which Canada was founded. As Skanderbeg affiliated companies continue to grow and expand internationally, we are fortunate to now have access to Sheila's guidance and strategic thinking."
On Behalf of Skanderbeg Capital Partners
Bryan Slusarchuk, Partner
About Skanderbeg Capital Partners
SKANDERBEG CAPITAL PARTNERS INC. is a merchant banking group, focused on identifying, structuring and operating companies with highly prospective business opportunities around the world. Skanderbeg is primarily focused on the natural resource industry while also acting opportunistically outside of that sector in compelling situations.