CP / John Woods

Statement from MP Greg Rickford

Statement from Minister of State, Science and Technology and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Greg Rickford :

"Our government has made record investments in science. As such, Canada is ranked number one in the G-7 for our support for research and development in our colleges, universities and other institutes. We are working to strengthen partnerships to get more ideas from the lab to the market-place and increase our wealth of knowledge. Research is vibrant and flourishing right across the country.  In 2012, for example, Environment Canada participated in more than 1,300 media interviews, and its scientists published more than 700 scientific articles.   For the same year, researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada produced over 1100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and more than 700 non-peer-reviewed articles.  Our scientists and researchers have every reason to be proud of the work they do. Science can power commerce, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.”