June 24, 2014 – San Diego, California – Industry Canada
Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, today took part in the 2014 BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of delegates from biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms and scientific leaders. The Canadian delegation, well over 900 strong, included representatives from about 80 companies from all regions of the country.
During his remarks at the opening of the Canada Place pavilion, Parliamentary Secretary Lake promoted pharmaceutical investment in Canada. He highlighted the many competitive advantages of investing in Canada, including high-quality research capabilities and partnership opportunities, as well as the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio and business operating costs in the G7.
Parliamentary Secretary Lake will also take part in the BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Awards ceremony, which recognizes Canadian excellence in the life sciences.
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