Friday, 4 May 2012

Government, industry and business invited to shale gas debate coming up May 10

FREDERICTON- Friends of the UNB Woodlot will be hosting an upcoming public debate on the pros and cons of shale gas development in New Brunswick. The purpose of this public debate is to provide citizens with the opportunity to learn more about this issue. Equal time will be granted to both panels and
people in attendance will have the chance to direct questions to participants. The moderator for this event will be Dr. Jean-Louis Deveau.


DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2012
TIME: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LOCATION: Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St
(Downtown Fredericton across from Christ Church Cathedral on Brunswick St.)

Invitations for potential panelists have been sent to the following recipients: The Office of Premier David Alward, the Minister of Energy Margaret-Ann Blaney, the Minister of Natural Resources Bruce Northrup, the Minister of the Environment Bruce Fitch, the Province of New Brunswick Natural Gas Group (Marc Belliveau, Communications); Craig Leonard (MLA, Fredericton-Lincoln), Brian Macdonald (MLA, Fredericton-Silverwood), Troy Lifford (MLA, Fredericton-Nashwaaksis, Pam Lynch (MLA, Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak); Fredericton Chamber of Commerce (CEO Krista Ross), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Enterprise Central NB (John Flynn, Executive Director), SWN Resources Canada (Tom Alexander, General Manager, NB), and Windsor Energy (CEO Khalid Amin).