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In-Situ Oil Sands Alliance to visit Sarnia-Lambton 2012-06-21
June 21, 2012, Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario – The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) and the Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) are scheduled to host a group of Oil Sands development companies visiting Southwestern Ontario June 25th and 26th.

The group, “In-Situ Oil Sands Alliance” (IOSA), is investigating the ability of Ontario firms to do fabrication work for their member companies. They also wish to raise the profile of the current and long-term needs in Alberta and the opportunities for Ontario-based companies to provide support.

The IOSA group will be represented by their Vice Chair, Patricia Nelson (former Alberta Minister of Energy) as well as executive representatives from four of their member companies.

Also travelling with the group will be elected officials, including Members of Parliament from Ontario and Alberta as well as at least one Ontario MPP.

SLIA member companies will have the opportunity to make contact with the group on a Duc D’Orleans charter tour of Sarnia-Lambton’s industrial waterfront. Also joining the excursion will be area elected officials and representatives from the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

The SLIA executive, led by Chairman Paul Healy, will have the opportunity to make a formal presentation to the delegation before they continue on to London. Healy says “the capabilities of our fabricators, and the existing local supply chain that supports them, are an exact match to the needs of IOSA”.

It is hoped that delegations like this one will help to build national co-operation in the development of the Oil Sands and co-operation between Ontario and Alberta in particular.

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