Industry Minister James Moore announces important support for advanced manufacturing in Quebec
December 1, 2014 – Québec City, Quebec – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today visited the National Optics Institute (INO) in Québec City where he announced a new partnership between the Canadian Space Agency and INO to improve forecasting of severe weather events. The Government of Canada will invest $650,000 to support the development of new technology that will monitor how ice clouds contribute to severe weather in Canada. It's the first such project of its kind and one that has the potential to be marketed around the world. This important funding will allow scientists to conduct essential experiments to better understand why and how winter storms occur.
The Minister also participated in a discussion with representatives of some of Quebec's most successful manufacturing companies to learn more about opportunities for growth in the province. He emphasized the Government's ongoing work to ensure that Quebec manufacturers have the right economic conditions in place to ensure their continued success—both within Canada and in new markets around the world.
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