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Policy Briefing: Biotechnology
Under the framework for Environment Canada's clean fuel standard, spearheaded by minister Catherine McKenna, questions remain about the need for blending mandates to reach greenhouse gas emission targets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Stakeholders divided on need for renewable targets in new clean fuel standard

News|Neil Moss
Some stakeholders say that the government should set the targets for greenhouse gas emissions from fuel, but allow producers to reach the target on their own.
Though the industry believes the federal government's flagship innovation program, SR&ED, is important and useful, all say it could use some tweaks.
Opinion|Marc Saner
This is uncharted territory. We need research and analysis on how to think of privacy in an agricultural context.
Whoever decided that patenting and restricting access to seed was a way to feed the world?
Canada once had a biotechnology strategy that, despite its flaws and poor execution, sent a signal that biotech firms should open up shop in Canada.
Opinion|Glen Pyle
Establishing a national One Health initiative with advancements driven by researchers and clinicians in both human and veterinary medicine will support research, improve human and animal health and save on health-care costs, both nationally and abroad.
More must be done to equip biotech in Quebec, especially in supporting the growth of small players, so they don’t have to accept a foreign takeover for lack of capital access.
Opinion|Matt Jeneroux
Canada has some great innovators, but its policies and research environment make it tough for them to succeed here.
Liberal and Conservative failure on the environment is hurting our quality of life, health, and economy.
Opinion|Navdeep Bains
Our government recognizes the need for a comprehensive approach that includes strong financial and policy-based support for the sector.

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