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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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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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