Show him the money — or at least the process ... please

Preston Manning calls for government to be "more transparent" on research funding

CBC reports that the unfailingly courteous Preston Manning came perilously close to criticizing how the Conservatives have handled research funding yesterday, acknowledging that there is widespread confusion — even “suspicion” — over the byzantine application process. He blamed much of the problem on a lack of clarity and transparency, noting that there is “no agreement on definitions” for terms like “infrastructure”, and called on the prime minister to “make a declaration that he appreciates the importance of science”. Manning made the comments at a one-day forum on science policy hosted by the not-for-profit Public Policy Forum.

CBC News

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