National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

March 07, 2008 17:38 ET

Media Advisory/NRC: Canada's Government to Invest in Public-Private S&T Partnerships in Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean's Aluminium Sector

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council Canada (NRC), will announce an investment in the NRC Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean's aluminium transformation cluster initiative.

In addition, Richard Normandin, Vice-President, NRC Physical Sciences, Dominique Bouchard, Vice President, Primary Metal Rio Tinto Alcan, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Gilles Savard, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer of Reseau Trans-Al inc will join the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn in delivering remarks.



Event: Announcement of the Government of Canada's renewed investment
in Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean's aluminium transformation
technology cluster

Date: Monday March 10, 2008

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: NRC Aluminium Technology Centre
National Research Council Canada
501 Universite Boulevard East
Saguenay, Quebec


Photo opportunities and media availability with all VIPs and local stakeholders will follow. Tours of the NRC Aluminium Technology Centre will be conducted after the official announcement.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice
    Minister of Industry
    Deirdra McCracken
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    McCracken.Deirdra@ic.gc.ca
    or
    Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn
    Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development
    Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    Jean-Philippe Payment
    Press Secretary
    819-953-5646
    or
    National Research Council Canada
    Alain Simard
    Communications Officer
    418-545-5099
    alain.simard@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
    or
    National Research Council Canada
    Janice Nurski
    Media Relations
    613-998-8788
    janice.nurski@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
    www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca