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Quebec universities get $8.2 million to research oil spill response

Canada has the world's longest coastline and is surrounded by three oceans and the health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated to protecting oceans and waterways and to keeping them clean, secure and productive for the benefit of all Canadians, now and into the future. It is of vital importance that protection is given to the marine ecosystems that are home to an abundance of ocean life, support more than 350,000 jobs and sustain hundreds of coastal and Indigenous communities. The government also recognizes that scientific research is fundamental to evidence-based decision-making when planning and carrying out marine conservation efforts.

Trans Mountain approval paves the way for Canada to start competing on world stage

The Government of Canada's new approval to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) means Canadian oil will finally gain some access to growing overseas markets. This will enable Canada to receive full value for our natural resources while helping to reduce net global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). 

Federal Trans Mountain expansion approval a good step, but challenges remain

The federal government has once again approved development of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project between northern Alberta and Burnaby, B.C., after a lengthy delay to meet consultation conditions imposed by the Federal Court of Appeal. However, while there is some suggestion that construction could begin in 2019, significant opposition to the twinning project remains.

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SFU to get new energy systems engineering building with federal, provincial support

The Government of Canada has announced a $90-million investment in a new energy systems engineering building at Simon Fraser University. The investment will equip post-secondary students with the skills, knowledge and education needed to ensure Canada's youth are prepared to take advantage of the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.