Final Report – Institute On Governance Executive Workshop on Biotechnology
This report comprises a summary of IOG’s special Executive Workshop on Biotechnology, which was held under the patronage of Dr. Arthur Carty, National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, and in collaboration with the Canadian Biotechnology Secretariat on May 25-26, 2004. The fourth event of IOG’s Biotechnology and Governance Program, the workshop was attended by approximately 50 people, including senior representatives from federal departments and agencies, industry, civil society organizations, provinces and academia. The workshop gave participants the opportunity to identify gaps and barriers to a responsible realization of biotechnology’s potential, to prioritize issues, to brainstorm on solutions and to develop an action plan. The report also contains Dr. Carty’s Opening and Closing Addresses.