Clean Technology Canada

Northstar engages Wellington Dupont Public Affairs to explore single-use asphalt shingle disposal

July 27, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing

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VANCOUVER — Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. announces that it has engaged Wellington Dupont Public Affairs to lead government engagement on the reduction of single-use asphalt shingle disposal into landfills across Canada. Wellington will support federal, provincial, and municipal engagement on the execution of the Northstar’s expansion plans across North America, in addition to evaluating various potential non-dilutive funding strategies, including government grants, to support expansion plans. With offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Washington, DC, Wellington is a North American public affairs firm working closely across Canada and the United States.

Mr. Brian Storseth, Principal of Wellington and former 10-year Member of Parliament, will be leading the initiatives for Northstar to engage with and to garner support from politicians in their respective ridings as part of the Company’s expansion plans across Canada. Mr. Storseth has experience working in municipal, provincial, and federal politics. Since leaving politics, Brian has served and continues to serve on several non-profit and charitable organizations, including Progress for Mental Health and the Canada Lebanon Foundation. He is also the founder of the Westlock Women’s Hope Resource Centre and co-founder of Reshoring Canada, an initiative designed to advocate for the return of critical supply chains and manufacturing to Canada and North America.

Mr. Storseth, Principal of Wellington states, “On behalf of my entire team at Wellington, I am excited for this opportunity to support Northstar. I have developed a network in the political community from coast to coast that I intend on utilizing for Northstar to help open doors at the federal, provincial, and municipal government levels both in Canada and the United States. Northstar is the only publicly listed clean technology company focused on helping our country remove single-use asphalt shingles from landfills, which has been and continues to be a major problem for municipalities across the nation. Northstar’s processing solution for asphalt shingles has the potential to become a leading green-friendly solution to help us address this critical waste management problem. Our firm’s presence via our political connections in the United States can also open doors and build critical relationships for Northstar as it evaluates the potential move south of the border to the United States in the future. I strongly believe the future is bright for a pioneering company like Northstar and I look forward to helping create a ‘circular economy’ for asphalt shingles that would normally be destined for already-overcrowded landfills.”

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