The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce has reached out to the Federal Government asking for continued leadership in creating a national strategy to support the development of bioindustry, a sector that is particularly important to our area.
In a letter addressed to Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Chamber’s Charles Fisher, board chair; and Shirley de Silva, president and CEO, pointed out that such a strategy was supported by delegates to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM, which was held recently in Thunder Bay.
Such a national strategy being advocated would develop value chains, increase international connectivity and investment, advance research, target funding, attract investment and jobs, and establish a national voice.
The letter also acknowledged Federal support that included the $12 million funding in 2016 Bioindustrial Innovation Canada’s COMM SCI project, which has national benefits.