CAP submission to House of Commons Finance Committee
CAP submission to House of Commons Finance Committee: http://www.cap.ca/en/news/2012-07-29/cap-submission-house-commons-finance-committee
... among recommendations is to preserve the basic research
capabilities currently housed in federal organizations: "While the
economy will benefit from industry-driven research at AECL and NRC,
which are being restructured, these organizations also support basic
research and access to large-scale research infrastructure. The basic
research capacity at other federal organizations, such as CSA and
Environment Canada, is being reduced. Transferring these functions to
other organizations may be the best way to preserve them if these
functions no longer fit their current organizational mandates." the full
pdf document is found at this link... will any one listen???
The other noteworthy
recommendation is to create a Minister of Science, Technology and
Innovation (STI): "The Jenkins report recommended creating a Minister
for Innovation. In fact, Canada needs a Minister that can give full
attention to the entire STI spectrum because of the critical importance
of STI to productivity, and because technological innovation cannot be
separated from the research that makes it possible. Ultimately,
these improvements will translate into more research outcomes such as
technological advances that increase productivity overall."
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