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Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de l'industrie, des sciences et de la technologie

For immediate release



Ottawa, June 23, 2016

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is undertaking a study on Canada’s manufacturing sector. Canadians are invited to submit briefs no longer than 10 pages. The motion for this study is as follows:

That the committee study and develop recommendations needed for Canada’s small, medium and large manufacturing industry and report back to the House:

(a) identifying the manufacturing industry as a strategic sector for economic develop;

(b) reviewing the causes and consequences of manufacturing job loss;

(c) reviewing ways to improve Canada’s manufacturing sector; and

(d) analyzing the state of industrial innovation across Canada, including

(i) Industry-Academic collaborations,

(ii) Innovation Centres,

(iii) Business Incubators and Accelerators, and

(iv) Innovation Funding Sources, and

(e) proposing solutions that will strengthen the manufacturing sector as well as protect and promote manufacturing employment and training to fill skills shortages in the domestic labour force.

The witness testimony to date for this study is available on the Committee website. For information on how to prepare a submission, please consult the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees.

Written briefs may be sent to:

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For more information, please contact:
Christine Lafrance, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Tel: 613-947-1971