‘Refocused’ Spending Won’t Seriously Impact the Canadian Space Agency

New Canadian Space Agency logo, light background version. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

In August the federal Liberal government announced it would be refocusing government spending and would initially cut $15 billion over five years. This past week Treasury Board President Anita Anand provided the details on $500 million in cuts from this current fiscal years planned $443 billion budget. The Canadian Space Agency was not spared, having to freeze $8,023,000 in planned spending. There's more to the story than simple cuts, and the governments narrative doesn't quite match reality.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.