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Alex Templeton named Chair of NEIA Board of Directors

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Alex Templeton, a lawyer with McInnes Cooper, has been named Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association’s Board of Directors.

Alex has been involved with NEIA since 2013, and through his participation on the Board and its committees has been a significant contributor to the organization’s growth and success during that time.

“I’m happy to serve as Chair, to continue working with the Board, the staff and our members towards creating new opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador’s green economy,” said Templeton. “We have a lot of potential when we work together.”

Alex moves to the role from Vice-Chair following the departure of NEIA’s outgoing Chair Lyndsay Haynes. “It was an honour for me to serve as NEIA’s Chair,” said Haynes. “I wish Alex the best of luck in his new role, and look forward to continuing to contribute to the association through as a member and through its committees.”

During his tenure with the Board, Alex has served on NEIA’s Finance and Operations Committee, Organization Development Committee and Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Alex has practiced law in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2007. He maintains a litigation practice focusing on natural resource and energy projects, the environment, regulatory enforcement, privacy and access to information, contracts, insurance and professional liability. He routinely represents private industry in a variety of sectors (oil and gas, energy, mining, insurance, construction, telecommunications), as well as public utilities, advocacy groups and other institutional clients. He has appeared before all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as all levels of the Federal Court of Canada and numerous boards and tribunals.

Alex is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, and a graduate of Memorial University and the University of New Brunswick.

“I see our role as one of helping government and industry rationalize economic activity with environmental imperatives. Our province has a storied history of this, but we can certainly learn from the past and use it in unlocking the opportunities of the present and the future,” said Templeton. “NEIA is now in its 25th year of filling this role and we’ve never seen environmental processes and technologies as firmly entrenched in the economic development blueprint as they are now. It’s an exciting time to be involved.”

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. NEIA has over 200 members. More information can be found at

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