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Policy Briefing: Natural Resources

Natural resources ‘driving force’ of Canada, says Minister Paradis

Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis promises to create green jobs through innovation, as Canada is 'a natural resources powerhouse.'
Companies are looking to Asia as the next frontier for selling Canada's oil.
Critics say Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis doesn't have a 'burning passion' for the job.
As Canada's economic recovery continues, ongoing research partnerships will be more valuable than ever. They will generate more of the innovation that we badly need, give companies the tools they need to compete and create the jobs of the future. NSERC wi
FPAC's Avrim Lazar says the forestry industry is 'on its way back up' from last year's difficult recession, which saw thousands of lost jobs in the sector because of the decline in demand.
But Mining Watch Canada says the industry is inherently environmentally destructive, and federal and provincial governments could do much more to minimize damage.
But the Conference Board of Canada says for too long the country hid behind a weak dollar and now it needs foreign capital to play catch up on investment.

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