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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.

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    Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.


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