The Canadian Space Commerce Association Applauds the Government in Moving Forward with the Creation of the Canadian Space Advisory Board

Toronto, ON – Nov. 25, 2014 – The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is pleased that the federal government has implemented another of the Aerospace Review recommendations. The creation of the Space Advisory Board was one of eight recommendations made in the Aerospace Review, Volume 2: Space, released two years ago.

The eight member Space Advisory Board which will report to the Minister of Industry consists of an accomplished and diverse group of highly respected individuals including: General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, former Chief of Defence Staff and former Canadian Space Agency President; Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University; Terry Malley, President and CEO of Malley Industries; Dr. Arlene Ponting, President Emerita of MindFuel, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people’s involvement in science through education; Lorne Trottier, Co-founder of Matrox Electronic Systems and the Trottier Family Foundation;  Fred George, President and CEO of JLK Global Fund International and Honorary Captain to the Royal Canadian Navy; John Keating, Director of Sandvine and former CEO of COM DEV; and  Colonel Chris Hadfield, retired Canadian astronaut, former Commander of the International Space Station.

The CSCA hopes that the government will heed the advice of the Space Advisory Board and be proactive in making the reports of the Board public.

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Marc Boucher, President (Interim)
Canadian Space Commerce Association
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Tel.: 647.985.9203