The collected wisdom of ...Chris Hodgson
Ontario Mining Association
Q What's the toughest political decision you've ever had to make?
I respect anyone for making a decision to enter public life. Certainly for me the original decision to get involved with municipal politics in Haliburton was tough. However, the decision to give up public life while a provincial cabinet minister was even tougher.
Q If an NHL NHL Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, see there scout were to watch you play hockey, your style would closely resemble what player?
Hockey has been a game I've played all my life. Currently my four kids are playing hockey and love the game so I spend a lot of time at the rinks around Ontario. If I was on the ice, I think the scout would likely choose my old friend Bernie Nicholls Bernie Irvine Nicholls (born June 24, 1961 in Haliburton, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey centre. His junior career was spent with the Kingston Canadians, where he established himself as a dynamic scorer and a multi-faceted talent. , who starred for the LA Kings over me. Scouts tend to know that you have to have talent to play hockey for a living. My favourite player when I was growing up was Bobby Clarke
Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke . Today I like Steve Yzerman Stephen Gregory Yzerman IPA: /ˈaɪzɚmən/ (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player who played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings. , Joe Sakic Joseph Steve Sakic (IPA: /ˈsɑːkɨk/) (born July 7, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who has played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career and Peter Forsberg . (born July 20, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently a Free Agent.
Q What's the biggest fish you've ever caught? (details)
Probably the biggest fish I ever caught was a salmon out of Lake Ontario. However, the fish I am most proud of is one from my own backyard--a Haliburton Lake Trout lake trout
or Mackinaw trout or Great Lakes trout or salmon trout
Large, voracious char (Salvelinus namaycush) found widely from northern Canada and Alaska to New England and the Great Lakes, usually in deep, cool lakes. weighing over six pounds.
Q What's the most valuable thing you've ever lost?
I'm reluctant to admit this but I lost the pin MPPs receive at their induction to the Legislature--a week after receiving it. Unlike Stanley Cup rings, I don't think you'll find this pin up for auction on eBay anytime soon.
Q What expertise do you bring to this job?
The mining industry is fast paced and ever changing, not unlike politics. I know I have to keep learning to be able to better help my members deal with the cycles of their industry. During my time in government, I gained an appreciation for the natural resources in our province and the need to build consensus on their use, to ensure all Ontarians benefit. New and even existing mining operations face this reality, and my job is to make sure their interests are advanced