Lobbying

How the universities lobby got $1-billion-plus from the feds

The Canada First Research Excellence fund started as an idea thrown around by a few university presidents.

The campaign for an influx of cash for university research projects in the 2013 budget—presented here by then-finance minister Jim Flaherty, left, and former PM Stephen Harper—fell just short, but would succeed the next year. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By PETER MAZEREEUW

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 12:00 AM

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