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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
"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," she added.
"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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