Organization: Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

New advanced research agency high on federal innovation minister’s lengthy to do list

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is facing a very busy year, with a mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that includes more than 30 assigned tasks. They include establishing a new advanced research projects agency, launching a Canadian critical minerals strategy and a national quantum strategy and creating a global centre of excellence for eliminating methane gas emissions.

SDTC gets passing grade in new report

The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development says Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) has sound decision-making and management processes and that the federal government is providing satisfactory and effective oversight. The findings are among the few positive highlights contained in the Commissioner’s 2006 report, which was released September 28 through the Auditor General’s office.…