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Quebec critical mineral strategy blurs environmental lines

As the world gathers in Montreal to consider how to preserve the world’s threatened biodiversity, many observers see a threat that is too close to home — extracting minerals to make electric vehicles and fight climate change, in natural settings that might be better left alone.

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The Short Report - November 30, 2022: Canada's first space-tech law group; Mitacs innovation awards; funding Canada's climate adaptation strategy; updating Canada's code development system, and more

Corporate law firm aims to fill a gap in Canada’s growing space tech industry; Mitacs recognizes innovation, leadership and commercialization at Ottawa awards ceremony; Environment and Climate Change Canada earmarks $1.6 billion in Canada’s first national climate adaptation strategy; a new model for the National Model Codes development system, and more.

Latest Issue:

Number 11

Volume 36 November 23 2022

Busy committee members report in person

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee continues to focus on leading challenges in R&D and innovation. One of those challenges — a lack of live venues for talking about them — was finally overcome at this year’s Canadian Science Policy Conference.

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Looking offshore for new carbon sinks

Researchers have generally looked on land for places to store carbon to mitigate climate climate change. A team led by the University of Victoria is now looking around Canada’s extensive coastline for undersea sites that might do an even better job.

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No charge, but plenty of value

Neutrons — more specifically, useful beams of them — have become a scarce economic and scientific commodity in Canada. A newly formed organization intends to restore this valuable resource for research and innovation.

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