7819 Agri-Tech Innovation

Development of an Agri-Tech Innovation Plan (A-TIP) for Commercialization of Innovation

HAL is once again working with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In line with the 2003 Agricultural Policy Framework and its successor, Growing Forward, AAFC and OMAFRA have a growing commitment to foster the agri-technology industry. HAL is preparing an analysis and needs assessment of the Agri-Tech sector to help develop a Ministry-wide Agri-Tech Innovation Plan (A-TIP). Continue reading

7789 Chemicals Management Plan

Performance Measurement and Evaluation Plan

Health Canada and Environment Canada have mandates to protect the health of Canadians and the environment. The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a joint initiative of these departments designed to reduce duplication, and increase efficiency, effectiveness and economy in discharging their mandates. Accordingly, building on the success of their joint governance and management system for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), this system was enhanced and given the additional responsibility for CMP. Continue reading

HAL welcomes Paul Johnston


Paul brings a wealth of experience to the firm. For the past 18 years, and most recently as President, he worked at Precarn, an independent not-for-profit corporation which funds and promotes collaborative research and development in the field of robotics and intelligent systems.

Paul’s contribution at Precarn was recognized in his appointment as Chairman of the International Federation of Robotics.

Prior to joining Precarn, Paul was Director, Planning and Coordination, for the Canadian Space Agency where he supported negotiation of Canada`s role in the International Space Station.

Paul holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Education and Law from the University of Toronto, and is a Member of the Bar in the Province of Ontario.