The Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership has sent a letter, signed by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and SLEP General Manager George Mallay, not only congratulating Alberta Premier Alison Redford on her majority re-election, but asking for a meeting to discuss ways Sarnia can work with the energy rich province.
The letter refers to work being done by SLEP on an East-West Energy Cluster geared to opportunities evolving from the Oil Sands.
"As part of this cluster, efforts are underway to establish Sarnia-Lambton as the site for pilot and demonstration projects related to the sustainable extraction of bitumen," the letter to Redford said.
"Our local industrial service sector has an international reputation in the areas of process design, engineering and metal fabrication," Bradley and Mallay went on to say in their letter. "A strategic effort is underway to market these regional capabilities to external energy markets, Alberta being a key target market. We have aligned our activities with the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation in promoting Ontario’s capabilities to service the Western Canadian market for the mutual benefit of both regions."