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Policy Briefing: Aerospace Policy Briefing
The Defence Policy Review outcome of June 2017, which contains a forward-looking section on Canadian Forces engagement in space, also pledges DND’s active support for Global Affairs’ diplomatic efforts to preserve space for peaceful purposes. It remains to be seen whether Canada will resume past leadership by developing and implementing such a strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada and space security diplomacy: getting back into the game

Opinion|Paul Meyer
Despite the rapid expansion in the use of outer space and a disturbing deterioration in relations among major space powers, the Canadian government lacks a clear foreign policy for space security.
Opinion|David Lametti
The coming months will be an exciting time for Canada’s Space Program. As these two important industries—space and aerospace—continue to compete and win on the world stage, our government will be right there, shoulder to shoulder.
News|Neil Moss
Vision 2025 will be led by former Quebec premier Jean Charest, who has a 'great deal of passion' for the aerospace industry, according to association president.
Canada needs to act now to ensure that we don’t lose out on the space sector boom due to our inflexibility and inability to adapt to a rapidly changing sector.
Navdeep Bains is absolutely correct to say the space sector’s importance warrants taking the time necessary to get the long-term plan right. Rejuvenating our space sector and integrating it into the Innovation Agenda is critical to realizing new opportunities between sectors and better position Canada to compete in global economy.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasts off to space on Dec. 3, along with Russian Oleg Kononenko and American Anne McClain.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has promised to release a national space strategy at a time when the country's commitment to international efforts is being questioned.

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