Policy

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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Exclusive: Space Advisory Board Ottawa Roundtable off to a Rocky Start

Canada in Space

On Tuesday the government announced the new Space Advisory Board and sent out invitations to selected people from the space community to attend the first Space Advisory Board Ottawa Roundtable on Canada’s Future in Space this Friday afternoon. SpaceQ sources who were contacted to attend were none too pleased about the short notice on such an important topic.

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Exclusive: A Review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Law Recommends Creating a New General Outer Space Act

Canada land cover map

The Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University has completed a mandated independent review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act and in its findings they conclude that while the “Act was appropriate and useful at the time of its enactment in 2005, the players, activities, technology and internationalization of remote sensing activities have since changed significantly and outgrown the confines of the …

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‘Old Space’ ‘New Space’ Collaborate on Canadian Space 2.0 Round Table

Canada in Space

In what is a sign of the changing times, a collaboration between Old Space and New Space, an effort begun less than a year ago resulted in the first joint event, the Space 2.0 Round Table, between the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), Old Space, and the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), New Space.

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