Ministers Bains and Garneau celebrate $80.9 million for the Canadian Space Agency
“The space program advances next-generation technologies that create new opportunities for the sector and well-paying jobs for the middle class. The proposed funding in Budget 2017 will support research and development in emerging fields such as quantum technology and advanced radar technology for Earth observation. The technologies that are designed for space today can one day be applied to the everyday lives of Canadians. That means an investment in today’s space sector is an investment in a higher standard of living tomorrow.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
“As a former astronaut, I know the importance of innovation in the space sector. The funding proposed in Budget 2017 will help cement Canada’s position as a trusted partner in the space community and will help the Canadian Space Agency look to the future of space exploration as a source for Canadian innovation and scientific excellence.”
– The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
The Canadian space sector employs more than 10,000 people. In 2014, the sector generated $5.4 billion in revenue.
In 2014, the sector contributed more than $146 million to research and development projects that resulted in promising new technologies.
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Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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