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.
Show him the money — or at least the process ... please
Preston Manning calls for government to be "more transparent" on research funding
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