Coalition for Canadian Astronomy Update Michael Jolliffe Co-Chair, Industry CASCA AGM Université de Montréal 16 mai 2005. Coalition Update. History Score Card Coalition: Goals, Mandate and Membership. History. History Coalition created in 2000 – astronomers, academia and industry
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LRP funding by 2005
“WHEN IT COMES to lobbying for science dollars, this town has never seen anything like the full-court press mounted by Canada's astronomy community over the last two years. And even though the federal budget Monday didn't mention astronomy, the community's strategy and tactics actually worked.”
“Prime Minister, Canada must “step up to the plate” and commit to further funding of the LRP if we are to ensure that our previous investments are not squandered and our leadership role in astronomy lost! The projects in which we’ve already invested will be completed and Canada must continue to be an active partner.”
Hon. Marlene Jennings, PC, MP Notre-Dame-de Grace-Lachine, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Canada-US Relations)
“I recognize the considerable efforts of the Canadian Coalition for Astronomy and the Canadian Astronomical Society in the development of the LRP, and the valuable advice you have provided to the federal government.”
The Hon. John Manley, Minister of Finance, March 20, 2003
“The government’s investment is a testament to the coordinated efforts of the Coalition, and a recognition of the scientific and business opportunities that can be realized from participation in international astronomy projects.”
The Hon. Paul Martin, Minister of Finance, Jan 21, 2002
Develop and execute a communications and lobby effort to secure money to fund the LRP
At-large and as needed
Membership is open to organizations or individuals that are involved in astronomy.
Membership is secured upon a financial contribution that funds the ongoing efforts of the communications and lobby effort. All funds will be directed to cover costs associated with the Coalition’s efforts.Mandate and Membership
Speak with Jim Hesser, CASCA President, the Coalition Co-Chairs or your Thesis Supervisor