Canada’s Shadow Minister for Science, Michael Chong, paid a visit to Cleantech Commons at Trent University on July 30 while visiting Peterborough to lend his support to local Peterborough-Kawartha Conservative Party federal candidate, Michael Skinner.
Chong has been endorsed by GreenPAC as “one of the candidates running for office from Canada’s major political parties with track records of bold environmental leadership“. Read Chong’s environmental profile here!
He was hosted and briefed by Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, who told the delegation: “Cleantech Commons lies at the heart of this community’s efforts to support clean and green technology research, innovation and entrepreneurship“.
Both Chong and Skinner were full of praise for Cleantech Commons: Canada’s only clean technology university research and technology park.
Chong said he was happy to lend his support to “this impressive initiative that will help Canadian companies develop solutions to solve environmental problems”.
Chong is the Member of Parliament for Wellington—Halton Hills (Ontario) and is a Member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
According to Michael Skinner: “Supporting technological innovation through initiatives such as Cleantech Commons is exactly how Canada should be sensibly investing in our climate & environment“.
Skinner said that “through my participation in local economic development organizations, boards and initiatives I have always supported the vision of building a world-class hub for low-carbon & green economy innovation, entrepreneurship & job creation in Peterborough“.
“Cleantech Commons will support innovation that will bring Peterborough hundreds of good-paying jobs and attract other business and industry to locate in the region.”
Cleantech Commons is an 85-acre Research & Technology Park currently under development adjacent to the main Peterborough campus of Trent University. The initiative is a partnership between the university and the City of Peterborough.
“The vision for Cleantech Commons,” Yuill told the visiting delegation, “is to be Canada’s premier location for clean, green, low-carbon and environmental technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization”.
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