Government of Canada to make an important announcement about commercial space launches in Canada

Media advisory

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount, the Honourable Marc Garneau, will make an important announcement regarding commercial space activity.

The President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell, Canadian astronaut, David Saint-Jacques, CEO of Space Canada, Brian Gallant, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Mike Mueller, will participate. Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne, Sherry Romanado, will be present.

The announcement will be preceded by a 15-minute photo opportunity with the dignitaries and David Saint-Jacques. 

The dignitaries will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

For media participation on-site:

All media representatives will be required to check in at the gate and at reception. They will also need to identify themselves with a photo ID. We suggest arriving early due to potential delays due to security measures.

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023

Time: 9:30 a.m. (EST)

Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l’Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec J3Y 8Y9


Valerie Glazer
Director of Communications and Issues
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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