Bains says Canada has always ‘punched above our weight’ on aerospace; non-committal on support for Lunar Gateway
By Jolson LimNov. 26, 2018
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured Nov. 20, 2018, with his parliamentary secretary, Liberal MP David Lametti, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada’s Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government continues to excel when it comes to aerospace, despite concerns that the Liberals won’t keep their promise to develop and release a national space strategy.
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