Latest Jim Prentice Stories

2009-03-03 06:30:00

Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice on Monday voiced his hopes for a North American fuel standard among the auto industry. "At this point in the United States, it would appear as though they are headed toward a 35 mile a gallon standard by 2020 and that would start to come into effect in the 2011 model year," Prentice told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp in Washington. "We've essentially been prepared to go in that same direction ... what we're striving for is a North American standard...

2009-01-20 18:26:09

Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Tuesday that Canadian and American energy policies must be linked. Speaking to a group of business leaders before Barack Obama's inauguration as U.S. president, Prentice said there needs to be a bilateral approach to North American energy and environment policy, the Globe and Mail reported. He said linked energy policies means a common cap and trade system for carbon emissions, a shared target for low-carbon power generation, a common mandate...

2008-08-29 12:00:25

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2008) - On Tuesday, September 2, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will be in Cambridge, Ontario, to address a contingent of aerospace and space technology industry leaders. The Minister will outline the future of the Canadian Space Program. Gary Goodyear, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, will also participate in the announcement. __ Date:________Tuesday, September 2,...

2008-07-10 09:00:35

Canada's industry minister wants explanations from two major telecommunications companies about plans to charge fees on incoming text messages. Industry Minister Jim Prentice was responding to public outrage over plans by Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility to start charging 15 cents per incoming message next month, which currently is free. Users now only pay to send messages with phones and handheld devices. While I have no desire to interfere with the day-to-day business decisions of two...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Mr. David A. Robbins to the Council. "Mr. Robbins' professional experience as an environmental scientist, coupled with his wide-ranging board experience, will serve him well as a member of NSERC," said Minister Prentice. "Guided by the Science and Technology Strategy, the Government of Canada is committed to...

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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).