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Bill Nye Takes Not so Subtle Poke at Government Support of the Space Program

Bill Nye The Science Guy, who is the CEO of the Planetary Society pictured with Prime Minister Trudeau

It was meant to be an armchair discussion with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on budget investments in Canadian innovation, particularly science. However, while mainstream media picked up on the political query related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline program at the end of the session, what they didn’t pick up on was the not-so-subtle poke Nye made about the space program.

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What the Space Community Can Expect in Budget 2017

Canada Budget 2017

The Liberal Budget 2017 will be presented to Canadians on March 22. For the space community it’s expected that there will be no major projects announced. This comes as no surprise as a new Space Strategy won’t be released until June, and a new Space Advisory Board has yet to be announced. Any new major funding would come in next years budget.

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Second Liberal Budget Should Define Their Commitment to Canada's Space Program

The Liberal government has been in power for a year and it is now becoming clear the way forward for the space sector is through the yet to be presented Innovation Agenda the government is currently seeking input on. If the buzzword innovation hasn’t been defined, redefined and used enough for you, well get ready, you’re going to get a steady diet of it starting …

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The Canadian Space Community Has an Opportunity to Influence the 2017 Federal Budget

With a new government in place that appears to be open to a new dialogue with the space community, there is an opportunity to influence Budget 2017. On June 3rd, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process. This consultation process is a direct opportunity for interested groups and individuals across the country to potentially influence the budget process.

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Op-Ed – The 2016 Canadian Budget is a Start But Action Must Follow Words for the Space Sector

The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount to sustain Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. The previous government had committed Canada to participating in the ISS through 2024, but had yet to allocate funds to make it happen.

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