Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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Concordia University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sylvie Bourassa
Executive Director, Governmental Relations
Office of the President
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

In February 2016, the President of Concordia University published an op-ed in Quebec's newspapers advocating the federal government for more support on clean/green technologies research and development. More specifically, it was indicated to:
- Support basic and applied research related to clean/green technologies
- Support entrepreneurship and startups to help clean/green tech research getting from lab to market
- Support clean/green technology companies scaling up (e.g. through potential tax credits)

References:
Montreal Gazette (February 6, 2016) - Opinion: It's high time for Canada to invest in developing green technology (http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-its-high-time-for-canada-to-invest-in-developing-green-technology)

La Presse (February 12, 2016) - Investir pour bâtir un Canada propre et durable (http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/votre-opinion/201602/11/01-4949655-investir-pour-batir-un-canada-propre-et-durable.php)


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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