OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, today issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish to thank Dr. MacLean for his commitment to public service and to his efforts in advocating the value of space technology and exploration.
"Over his impressive career, Dr. MacLean has made significant contributions to Canada's leadership role in space. As one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts and as President of the Canadian Space Agency, he has supported space innovation and demonstrated his passion for science literacy.
"I want to personally thank him for his dedicated work and wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
Minister of Industry