Media Advisory - Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure tour in Northern Ontario August 27 - August 29, 2008



    TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister
of Energy and Infrastructure, will meet with Northern Ontario leaders and
stakeholders later this week, August 27 to August 29, 2008.
    This is Minister Smitherman's first extended Northern tour as Minister of
Energy and Infrastructure. He is looking forward to hearing, first-hand, about
Northern Ontario's energy and infrastructure priorities.

    
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    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008 - TIMMINS
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    12:25 - 12:45 p.m.     Media Availability


    THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2008 - LAC SEUL, SIOUX LOOKOUT and ATIKOKAN
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    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.       Meno Ya Win Health Centre, Sioux Lookout (Media
                           invited to attend)

    3:30 - 4:15 p.m.       Tour of Atikokan Generating Station, Atikokan
                           (Media availability post tour)


    FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 - THUNDER BAY and SAULT STE. MARIE
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    1:30 - 1:45 p.m.       Thunder Bay Airport (Esso Avitat), Thunder Bay
    (time is approximate)  (Call to confirm, arrange interview)

    2:30 p.m.              Brookfield Wind Farm, Prince Township (Media
                           availability pre-tour)


                             MEDIA AVAILABILITY

    The Minister will be available for interviews, on-site and possibly
in-studio, to discuss:

    -  Infrastructure initiatives, including Build Canada Fund, community
       component
    -  Northern growth plan
    -  Ontario's 20-year energy plan
    -  Renewable energy and the need for more clean, green energy from wind,
       solar, hydroelectric and bio-mass
    -  Ontario's emerging green industry
    -  Conservation


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For further information:

For further information: Sylvia Kovesfalvi, Communications Branch, (416)
327-4334; If calling on Tuesday, Aug 26 or Wednesday Aug 27th, please contact
George Nutter, Communications Branch, (416) 326-9602

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