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28/03/2019
  Canada’s “Fathers of Confederation” were men of their time, which is why, among other things, “health” was not seen as a primary...
28/03/2019
I am a great fan for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for he represents new and young Canada. His offbeat approach leaves behind archaic diplomacy of...
28/03/2019
The 2019 federal budget being a largely a caretaker budget meaning that it lacks some of the more cynical pre-electoral giveaways that sometimes...
27/03/2019
The past weeks have been transformative for the Canadian Space Agency. With the Prime Minister’s announcement of new funding to join the Lunar...
27/03/2019
Budgets, by their nature, are multi-headed beasts. They must provide a financial blueprint for the country, prioritizing investments and signalling...
27/03/2019
The federal budget is an opportunity to build on 21st century economy needs while ensuring Canada remains at the forefront of discovery and...
27/03/2019
Budget 2019 announced $459 million of new and renewed support for several leading science and technology-based organizations. This should be...
27/03/2019
The Canadian government and food security policy We salute the Canadian government’s efforts to establish a food policy for the country. This new...
27/03/2019
The 2019 Federal Budget builds on the historic investment in mental health spending announced in 2017 and aims to support key foundational mental...
26/03/2019
Background A review of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit (SR...
26/03/2019
The gap between incremental progress and the fast, transformative change we need on one of humanity’s toughest scientific challenges was on full...
26/03/2019
This year’s federal budget underscores the importance of sustained commitment to universities, recognizing the central role they play in meeting the...
26/03/2019
From the get-go, Budget 2019 was introduced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau as a “skills budget” and indeed it delivered a wide range of measures...
26/03/2019
In the recent federal budget, Canada signaled it was ready to join the rest of the G7 in moving towards a National School Food Program. This is...
25/03/2019
Throughout the many areas of scientific research, the one constant that unites the majority of scientists is our desire to make an impact on...
25/03/2019
It’s not so much a question of whether we’ve developed a “Culture of Innovation”, whether our kids are interested in science, whether our academic...
25/03/2019
Canada has an excellent reputation in education, research, and innovation and this despite our relatively small economy and population compared to...
25/03/2019
As seniors outnumber children for the first time in history, I expected the 2019 Federal Budget to be Senior Aware. It certainly spoke to many...
25/03/2019
In the recent federal budget, Canada signaled it was ready to join the rest of the G7 in moving towards a National School Food Program. This is...
21/03/2019
Federal Budget 2019 has been touted as a “skills budget” for its focus on supporting education across the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and...
21/03/2019
Relevant Education The beginning of the 21st century has been marked with the transition to fully automated and highly robotized production. Whole...
21/03/2019
Following landmark investments in the 2018 budget in response to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, anyone who expected major new investments in...
20/03/2019
SPE will be hosting a Café series to discuss how to advocate for evidence-based science policy and engage our provincial MLAs and federal MPs. The...
20/03/2019
Budget 2019 was not just business as usual for the Liberal Party of Canada. Mired in the never ending fallout of the SNC-Lavalin affair, the Trudeau...

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