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Clean-tech emerging as Canada’s fastest-growing industry, outlier in economy

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The federal government has invested millions in advertising and PR to promote Canada’s oil and gas sector, but support for the clean-tech sector remains tepid. Analytica Advisors reports that the clean-tech sector grew by nine per cent in 2012, while the mining, oil and gas sector grew by only 0.3 per cent in the same year, according to Industry Canada.

Canada’s clean-tech industry is growing faster than every other major sector of the economy according to a new report surveying companies from across the country, and MPs on both sides of the House say it’s time for new federal policies to promote the industry at home and abroad.

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Clean-tech emerging as Canada’s fastest-growing industry, outlier in economy

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The federal government has invested millions in advertising and PR to promote Canada’s oil and gas sector, but support for the clean-tech sector remains tepid. Analytica Advisors reports that the clean-tech sector grew by nine per cent in 2012, while the mining, oil and gas sector grew by only 0.3 per cent in the same year, according to Industry Canada.

Canada’s clean-tech industry is growing faster than every other major sector of the economy according to a new report surveying companies from across the country, and MPs on both sides of the House say it’s time for new federal policies to promote the industry at home and abroad.

  
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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

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The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

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Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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