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The Canadian government announced the formation of a national space agency. Cabinet Minister Harvie Andre, minister of state for science and technology, said the agency will coordinate Canada’s efforts in domestic and international space programs, currently divided among several federal departments. Andre said the agency will be set up immediately and will be headquartered in Montreal. Larkin Kerwin, currently head of the National Research Council, will be the president of the new agency, overseeing 352 employees.


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