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Expanding Market Opportunities Program

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The Government of Canada has made significant investments - $1.8 billion since 2007 - in the transformation of the forest industry. A key part of the industry's transformation is market diversification.


Government of Canada and SDTC Announce New Clean Technology Funding in Alberta

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The Honourable Tim Uppal, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $20.6 million to support the development of clean technologies in Alberta.


Investing in Forest Sector Innovation and Science

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Since 2007, the Government of Canada has announced investments of $1.8 billion in support of the ongoing transformation and renewal of Canada's forest sector and the workers who depend on the sector.


Harper Government and SDTC Announce New Clean Technology Funding in Ontario

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The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $26.8 million to support jobs and the development of clean technologies in Ontario. The funding was provided though Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)'s SD Tech Fund™.


Government of Canada and SDTC Announce New Clean Technology Funding

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The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario today announced funding of $29.5 million to support the development of clean technologies in Quebec. Of that amount, $20.5 million was provided though Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)'s SD Tech Fund.


ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

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The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean energy technologies that create high-quality jobs, generate new economic opportunities and protect the environment. The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, which was announced in Budget 2011, advances Canadian leadership in clean energy technologies by investing $268 million, over five years (2011¿2016), in a comprehensive suite of research, development and demonstration projects.


Minister Finley Announces Investment in Clean Technology Projects in Southwestern Ontario

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The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $1.8 million to support the development of clean technologies in southwestern Ontario. The funding was provided through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)'s SD Tech Fund™.


Aboriginal Labour Market Community Navigators

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The Harper Government is providing almost $3.5 million over three years to a new program to provide skills training for Aboriginal Peoples. The Aboriginal Labour Market Community Navigators initiative will ensure that Aboriginal Peoples have the skills they need to find work in the emerging area of liquefied natural gas (LNG) development.


Trade Access Training

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The Harper Government is providing $85,800 toward the launch of the Trade Access Training program, conducted in partnership with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA), industry and local First Nations communities.


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