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     Environment Minister Robbie S. Harrison has appointed 18
Nova Scotians to a management consortium created to
foster growth in the field of environmental technology.

     Peter R. Wressell, general manager of Pratt &  Whitney
Canada at Aerotech Industrial Park, Halifax County, has been
appointed to chair the consortium.

     Other members appointed to the consortium include:

Lucy Kanary, president, Advanced Materials Engineering Centre;
Ed Cayer, president, N.S. Environmental Industries Association;
Mary Brooks, director, Centre for International Business Studies;
Ray C“t‚, director & Associate Professor, School for Resource &
Environmental Studies; Jacquelyn Scott, president, University
College of Cape Breton; Howard Epstein, alderman, City of
Halifax, member of the board of directors, Ecology Action Centre;
Carol Amaratunga, vice president, Cartis Ltd.; Hector Jacques,
president, Jacques Whitford and Associates Ltd.; Dorothy Rice,
director of finance & administration, Hermes Electronics Ltd.;
Ralston MacDonnell, president Association of Professional
Engineers of Nova Scotia; Grace White, president, Canjam Trading
Ltd.; R. John Furneaux, president, Rideau Construction Inc.;
Peter Wilson, director, Atlantic Industrial Research Institute;
Elwood Dillman, Scotia Investments Ltd.; Alan Parish, Green,
Parish Barristers & Solicitors; Maurice Guitton, executive vice
president Composites Atlantic; Stephen Wetmore, chief financial
officer, Air Atlantic; Robbie MacLeod, partner, LaserWorks
Computer Services Inc.; Tom Hall, director, Stora Forest
Industries Ltd., Canso Chemicals Ltd., and Nova Scotia Power Inc.

     "These people are among the best and brightest of the
business and academic worlds," the minister said. " They will be
able to give entrepreneurs what they really need, advice from
those who know how to make things happen. They will seek out
sources of funding, public and private, domestic and foreign for
promising developments in environmental technology." 

     The Government of Nova Scotia has identified the
environmental sector as a key component in the economic future of
the province. 

     Today, over 2500 Nova Scotians work in the expanding field
of environmental technologies contributing over $400 million to
the provincial economy.  Independent economic forecasts conclude
the field is one of the most promising sectors for job creation
in the next decade.  The consortium will oversee the
Environmental Industries Entrepreneurship Program, which was
established in 1994 to identify encouraging developments in the
environmental industries sector and find the financial means of
nurturing their growth.  All proposals considered by the
management consortium will have to pass strict economic, as well
as environmental, scrutiny.

     The members of the management consortium are donating their
time and talents to the goal of sustainable economic and
environmental development of Nova Scotia, Mr. Harrison said.  The
participants will receive no renumeration.

Contact: Paul McEachern, 902-424-2575 
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