Representatives of natural resource industries and associations are creating a new voice by forming an alliance that will focus on common strategies, issues and concerns.
Resource industries encounter some of the same challenges when operating in Ontario or Canada, yet each body deals with these situations
independently. But a handful of leaders have decided to form the Resource Management Alliance that would collectively address sector needs.
"It just seemed very right and the time seemed right," Jamie Lim, president of the Ontario Forest Industries Association says.
In addition to Lim's contributing role, other alliance members include: Carol Hochu, president of the Aggregate Producer's Association of Ontario; Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association; Howard Noseworthy, general manager of Ontario's Fur Managers Federation; alliance chair, Terry Quinney, provincial manager Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Chris Hodgson, president of the Ontario Mining Association; Gary Clark, executive director of Ontario's Prospectors Association; Joe Van Overberghe, executive director of Ontario Petroleum Institute; and Dave Milton, president of Ontario Lumber Manufacturer's Association.
A meeting was scheduled for Nov. 25, where representatives brought forth priority issues to be shared among their colleagues.