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Canadian Shadow Science Minister: “Cleantech Commons is impressive”

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 the campaign of local Peterborough-Kawartha Conservative Party federal candidate, Michael Skinner.

On-site at Cleantech Commons – L to R: Michael Chong, Shadow Minister for Science; Michael Skinner, Conservative Party candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha; and Martin Yuill, Cleantech Commons executive director.

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 our 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 cleantech-focused 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.

Yuill, Skinner and Chong discuss cleantech job creation while touring Cleantech Commons

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 will support innovation that will bring Peterborough hundreds of good-paying jobs and attract other business and industry to locate in the region”: Michael Skinner

Cleantech Commons is an 85-acre Research & Technology Park currently under development on a parcel of land 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 destination for clean, green low-carbon and environmental technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization”.

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