Policy

Natural Resources Canada in Apparent Conflict of Interest Over Ground Station Licensing

The new commercial ground station built by New North Networks

While innovation is seemingly in every funding press release issued by the government, there’s little innovation happening in Ottawa’s bureaucracy, and that’s hampering business to the point that foreign investment dollars in Canada’s space sector might head for more responsive countries. Throw in an apparent government conflict of interest, and you’ve got a Made in Ottawa bureaucratic migraine for the government.

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The Sale of Norsat to China’s Hytera is Complicated by Politics

Norsat listed on the TSX, also gets listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Why is the sale of Norsat all of a sudden become political fodder for the opposition parties? It’s simple really, everything is political when you’re dealing with China and a Liberal government that wants to further engage China. Add in American politics, the U.S military and you’re fuelling the political fire. But is there substance to the opposition outcry regarding the deal?

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Senate Report Declares Space Assets Critical to Canada’s National Infrastructure

Canada Senate Report Defense Policy Review 2017.

A new Senate report by the Standing Committee National Security and Defence, Military underfunded: The walk must match the talk, commissioned in 2016 as part of the Defence Policy Review concludes that Canada’s space assets need to be declared critical to the nations’ infrastructure and protected. The conclusion comes as no surprise to those who work in the space community. It’s now up to Liberal government to …

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