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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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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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