OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2015) - Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the following statement:

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Dr. Art McDonald on winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award, which he shares with his colleague Takaaki Kajita of Japan, represents global recognition for their groundbreaking scientific experiments to demonstrate that neutrinos have mass. In so doing, they have advanced our very understanding of the universe.

"I am honoured and delighted to be accompanying Dr. McDonald in Stockholm, Sweden, to celebrate his Nobel Prize. His work has contributed greatly to realizing Canada's leadership in astrophysics and is setting a path for new directions in physics and astronomy. Today is a day for all Canadians to truly be proud, to celebrate and, beyond that, to be inspired by scientific curiosity."

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