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Canada well-positioned to both buy and sell cleantech products

By Jayson Myers      

Meeting the Paris agreement targets and transforming Canada into its best climate self won’t be as simple as regulating, taxing, and funding the development of clean technologies. Industry must be a big part of that transition.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a March 2018 visit to the ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant in Hamilton, Ont., where the company is now working to digitize steel production. It’s one of the promising projects that Next Generation Manufacturing Canada has invested in, writes CEO Jayson Myers, as a way to build world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada. Photograph courtesy of Twitter, via @CanadianPM

Canada is making ambitious plans to tackle climate change. While the rest of us were just trying to reach the finish line before the holidays, the federal government was busy budgeting for green stimulus and making plans to meet our Paris Agreement commitments by increasing the carbon tax and making large outlays on clean infrastructure.

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