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Space agency head Steve MacLean quitting to go to Perimeter Institute: sources

Canada Space Agency President Steve MacLean responds to reporters questions at a news conference on advanced medical technology. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Institut National d'Optique in Quebec City. Several sources tell The Canadian Press that MacLean is quitting to go to the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ont.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
January 15, 2013 - 1:49 PM

MONTREAL - The head of the Canadian Space Agency is moving on.

Several sources tell The Canadian Press that Steve MacLean is quitting to go to the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ont.

The news was apparently announced to officials at the space agency south of Montreal earlier today.

It is not immediately clear when the resignation takes effect. MacLean's five-year mandate began in 2008 and is set to expire this September.

Perimeter was founded by Mike Lazaridis, former CEO and co-founder of Research In Motion.

An official at the institute would only say that he expected to have something to say later.

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