Government of Canada Puts Canadians
First with Announcement of Science and Technology Strategy
May 17, 2007 -- For Immediate Release
OTTAWA, ON - Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery
applauds the Federal Government for today's announcement of a Science
and Technology Strategy. Building the knowledge advantage in Canada
will deliver value to Canadians by keeping them healthy, improving
innovations in our health care system and by creating high quality
jobs and opportunities for economic growth in regions across the
"Research Canada, like this government, is committed to putting
Canadians first by investing in the research that will translate
into improved quality of life for Canadians and a Canadian competitive
advantage in the global marketplace. Mobilizing Science and Technology
to Canada's Advantage is a big step forward towards this end,"
said Dr. Ronald Worton, Chair of Research Canada.
"We look forward to working with this government in the months
ahead to strengthen the foundation of Canada's health research enterprise,"
said Ms. Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO of Research
Canada. "We do need to create a policy environment in this
country that enhances investments in health research from all sectors
including the private and private not-for-profit sectors,"
"Building a strong Canada requires a leadership role from
the Federal Government both in terms of having a national plan for
Science and Technology and in making the public investment in health
research that will leverage investments from other sectors,"
said Dr. Michael Julius, a Research Canada Board Director and Vice-president
Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Research Canada is a not-for-profit, voluntary organization working
for all Canadians. Its membership is drawn from all sectors and
is dedicated to advancing health research in Canada.
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