Canada Lithium Appoints General Manager; Process Plant Manager

 TSX: CLQ; U.S. OTCQX: CLQMF  TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX: CLQ) (OTCQX: CLQMF)  announced today the appointments of Yves Desrosiers as General Manager and  Joël Gagnon as Process Plant Manager of the Québec Lithium mine and  processing plant under construction near Val d'Or, Québec. Mr. Desrosiers  assumes operations responsibility for the entire mine and process plant, which  enters the commissioning phase later this year.  Mr. Desrosiers most recently was Assistant General Manager for ArcelorMittal's  1,100-employee Mont Wright iron ore complex in northern Québec, an open-pit  mine that supplies as much as 40% of Canada's iron ore production. Mr.  Desrosiers managed key facets of ArcelorMittal's mining operation, including  mine production, mine engineering and maintenance oversight of the large  mobile equipment fleet.  During his career with Arcelor Mittal, Mr. Desrosiers was previously Mining  Manager, Plant Manager and Kiln Coordinator. Earlier, he worked as Plant  Superintendent for a graphite mine and as metallurgist for gold plant  operations in Abitibi.  The veteran mine manager holds a Bachelor of Materials and Metallurgical  Engineering, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, (Québec).  "We were seeking a general manager with across-the-board operating experience,  from mining through to the finished marketable product. Mr. Desrosiers more  than qualifies in every respect," said Canada Lithium Chief Operating Officer  Charles Taschereau.  Mr. Gagnon was most recently Plant Manager of IAMGOLD's Essakane mine in  Burkina Faso and, prior to that, Plant General Superintendent of Semafo's  Samira Hill operation in Niger. Mr. Gagnon brings over 25 years of experience  in operation, maintenance and optimization of mineral processing plants. In  total, he has been involved, or in charge of, six process plant start-ups,  several of which were in northern Quebec.  At full production, the Québec Lithium mine and plant is anticipated to have  close to 200 employees.  About Canada Lithium Corp.  The Company holds a 100% interest in the Québec Lithium Project near Val  d'Or, the geographical heart of the Québec mining industry. The Company is in  the midst of building an open-pit mine and processing plant on-site with  capacity to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes per year of battery-grade  lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have produced battery-grade  lithium carbonate samples. The Company trades under the symbol CLQ on the TSX  and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF.  Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information  This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning  of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking  information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such  as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget",  "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not  anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or  statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would",  "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".  Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been  made by the Corporation as at the date of such information and is subject to  known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the  actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the  Corporation to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such  forward-looking information.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could  cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in  forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not  to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that  such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future  events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking  information. The Corporation does not undertake to update any forward-looking  information referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities  laws.  Peter Secker, President and CEO (416) 361-2821  Olav Svela, Director, Investor Relations (416) 361-2821 or (416)  479-4355 or  emailosvela@canadalithium.com  Christine Stewart, Renmark Financial Communications Inc. (416) 644-2020  or  emailcstewart@renmarkfinancial.com  Please visit the Canada Lithium website atwww.canadalithium.com. For the  latest news on the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries  for electric and  hybrid vehicles and electrical grid-storage solutions,  click on "Latest News  on Electric Vehicles" on the Home Page.  The Company's corporate office is at 401 Bay Street, Suite 2010, P.O.  Box  118, Toronto, ON, M5H 2Y4  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2012/31/c4496.html  CO: CANADA LITHIUM CORP. ST: Ontario NI: MNG 2575 WNEWS  
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.