Keystone delay good for Canada?

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Delays in approval for the Keystone XL pipeline should lead Canada to expand oil export options to cut over-reliance on the United States, an official said.

WikiLeaks: Prentice ready to curb oilsands

OTTAWA, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Canada's ex-environmental minister was ready to impose tougher oilsands rules if the industry hurt Canada's green reputation, WikiLeaks-leaked cables indicate.

Canada gets message on oil sands

OTTAWA, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Canadian oil sands will be developed in a way that doesn't damage the environment, the Canadian environment minister said in response to a panel's findings.
Canada to get two Chinese pandas

Canada to get two Chinese pandas

OTTAWA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Panda politics has resulted in an agreement allowing Canada to pay an unspecified amount to adopt two giant pandas from China, authorities say.

Canada to phase out coal-fired plants

OTTAWA, June 25 (UPI) -- Canada plans to phase out its coal-fired electricity plants as part of its goal to become a "clean energy superpower," said Environment Minister Jim Prentice.
Canadian PM to meet with Obama

Canadian PM to meet with Obama

OTTAWA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office announced he will meet Wednesday with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

Canadian, U.S. energy policy to be linked

TORONTO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Tuesday that Canadian and American energy policies must be linked.

No consensus at Canadian polar bear summit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The first Canadian federal summit on the environmental plight of polar bears has concluded with considerable differences of opinion in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canadian astronaut to head space agency

Canadian astronaut to head space agency

OTTAWA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A veteran of two U.S. space shuttle missions was named the new chief of the Canadian Space Agency by the federal industry minister Tuesday.

Canada fighting text message charges

LEVIS, Quebec, July 31 (UPI) -- The Canadian industry minister Thursday urged telecom giants Bell and Telus to drop plans to charge customers for incoming text messages on their cell phones.

Canadian minister slams new texting fees

OTTAWA, July 10 (UPI) -- Canada's industry minister wants explanations from two major telecommunications companies about plans to charge fees on incoming text messages.

Canadian government gives funds to NRC

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5 (UPI) -- The Canadian government announced a $13.6 million investment in fuel cells.
Canada nixes MDA space firm sale to U.S.

Canada nixes MDA space firm sale to U.S.

OTTAWA, April 10 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has vetoed the $1.3 billion takeover of aerospace company MDA Corp. by a U.S. company.

Canada to recruit new astronauts

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, April 1 (UPI) -- The Canadian Space Agency is set to start recruiting for two new astronaut trainees, the federal Industry minister responsible for the agency announced.

Canadian space company sale under review

OTTAWA, March 21 (UPI) -- The sale of a heavily subsidized Canadian high-tech space company to a U.S. weapons maker is under government review, CTV News reported.
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James "Jim" Prentice, PC, QC (born July 20, 1956) is a Canadian lawyer, and politician. In the 2004 federal election he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was re-elected in the 2006 federal election and appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for M├ętis and Non-Status Indians. Prentice was appointed Minister of Industry on August 14, 2007, succeeding Maxime Bernier., and after the 2008 election became Minister of Environment on October 30, 2008, succeeding John Baird. On November 4, 2010, Prentice announced his resignation from cabinet.

Prentice was born to a large, blue-collar family in South Porcupine, Ontario near Timmins. The family then eventually moved to Alberta. His father Eric Prentice was a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1940s. Prentice was educated at the University of Alberta (where he became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity) and Dalhousie University. He paid for his tuition by working as a coal miner in the summer months for seven years.

As a lawyer, he has specialized in physical property rights including relocations, environmental protection suits, and cases arising from restricted development areas. He also served as a Law Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada.

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