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SUBJECT: Are we ready for a spill? Memorial University forum to explore offshore preparedness in Newfoundland and Labrador

DATE: Feb. 18

Join the Harris Centre and a panel of experts for a Memorial Presents public forum about oil spill readiness in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry.
Presented by the Harris Centre, Avoiding the Worst-Case Scenario: Are we ready for a Spill? will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, Thursday, Feb. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will also be webcast live from the Harris Centre webcast at
Featured speakers include Scott Vaughan, commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada; Max Ruelokke, CEO of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board; and Dr. Bill Montevecchi, professor of biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Admission is free and all members of the public are welcome to attend. The panel presentations will be followed by an audience Q and A session and a reception.
For more information, please visit the Harris Centre website at

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co-ordinator, Harris Centre, Memorial University, at or (709)864-3739


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