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Budget 2016 and Science, Technology and Innovation

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31/03/2016
Jim Ghadbane
One of the most interesting figures for me in Budget 2016 is the number 43, that wasn’t actually in the Budget itself. It is the percentage increase...
29/03/2016
Mehrdad Hariri
The new government’s first federal budget was announced on Tuesday. As expected, and to general praise—except, perhaps, regarding the magnitude of...
24/03/2016
Jim Woodgett
During the long Summer/Fall, 2015 General Election campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada campaigned on a number of issues that resonated with...
29/03/2016
Paul Davidson
March 22nd was a good day for higher education, research and innovation in Canada.  The federal government called the country’s universities...
30/03/2016
Andrew Casey
Not surprisingly, the March 22 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Morneau was a comprehensive set of policy measures and initiatives designed to...
24/03/2016
Tom Brzustowski
Budget 2016 had been touted as the herald of change, and there was much in the Finance Minister’s speech to signal that change was coming. The word “...
29/03/2016
Kristin Baetz, PhD
President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology Canada Research Chair in Chemical...
29/03/2016
Paul Dufour
My great uncle, Paul Larose, was a distinguished chemist at the NRC during the WWII era. His expertise was in textiles (especially wool materials)....
29/03/2016
Ted Hsu
The day after Budget Day 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Queen’s University’s Three Minute Thesis competition, where graduate...
29/03/2016
Russ Roberts, PhD
The federal government's decision not to change the stock option regime, because of its importance to Canadian start-ups, is important beyond simply...
29/03/2016
Marc Boucher
The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount...