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Federal industry minister replaces head of Canadian Space Agency

Jan. 9, 2008, Montreal - The Canadian Space Agency has a new interim boss less than a year after Laurier Boisvert was chosen to head the organization.


January 9, 2008
By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Jan. 9, 2008, Montreal – The Canadian Space Agency has a new interim
boss less than a year after Laurier Boisvert was chosen to head the
organization.

Federal Industry Minister Jim Prentice has quietly announced that
Guy Bujold has been picked to run the space agency.

A news release on the organization's website says Bujold will
head the CSA until a new president is appointed.

Boisvert, a former president and CEO of Telesat, was appointed to
the space agency's top job in April 2007.

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He was officially replaced by Bujold this past Jan. 1.

  Prior to the appointment, Bujold was an assistant deputy minister
at Industry Canada.