Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 24, 2013 16:00 ET

Minister James Moore Applauds the 2013 Recipients of Canada's Premier Biomedical Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2013) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today issued the following statement:

"It is my pleasure to join the Gairdner Foundation in celebrating scientific excellence in Canada and around the world. The Canada Gairdner Awards are among the most prestigious international scientific prizes, and this year's recipients are exemplary contributors to the advancement of biomedical and health research. The Government of Canada is proud to stand behind an institution that represents our country so well and that contributes to the enrichment of Canadian society.

"Research, development and innovation are the foundation for strengthening our economy. Our government's investments in science and technology help Canadian businesses remain competitive while creating high-paying jobs.

"On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I want to congratulate all winners of this year's Gairdner prizes. The people the Foundation is honouring become part of the Gairdner legacy of excellence that the government strongly supports."

For more information on the 2013 Canada Gairdner Award recipients, visit the Gairdner website (

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  • Jessica Fletcher
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable James Moore
    Minister of Industry

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    Industry Canada