Archived — Departmental Performance Report 2012–13

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Minister's Message

Photo of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry

I am pleased to report on the Industry Portfolio's key activities for 2012–13.

During this period, the Portfolio continued to develop and recruit leading research talent through programs administered by the federal granting councils. It also took significant steps to improve commercialization outcomes through the transformation of the National Research Council into an industry-focused research and technology organization. This was complemented by reinvestments in programs such as the College and Community Innovation Program and the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

In the past year, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario has continued to dedicate itself to improving the lives of those living in southern Ontario. Most notably, the Agency fully committed funds through the Southern Ontario Advantage initiatives, while also supporting infrastructure projects across Ontario through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. These initiatives have helped to create jobs and grow the economy in southern Ontario by building partnerships that help the region's businesses and communities become more competitive, innovative and diversified.

Moving forward, the Industry Portfolio will continue to exercise fiscal responsibility while delivering on government priorities to support jobs and economic growth. Portfolio agencies will continue to play key roles in encouraging collaboration between the research community and the private sector; strengthening the manufacturing sector to sustain and attract globally competitive industries; and bringing forward the government's response to the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies to maintain Canada's leadership position in those areas.

It is my pleasure to present the 2012–13 Departmental Performance Report for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

The Honourable James Moore
Minister of Industry

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