It will take more than bureaucratic tinkering or Justin Trudeau's star power to get Canada back to playing a significant role in the world of scientific diplomacy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, right, announced medical researcher Mona Nemer, left, as the government's new chief scientist in September, but the government still has a ways to go in improving its international science and technology performance, writes Daryl Copeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Were the earth to be equipped with a collision warning system, the alarm would almost certainly be clanging incessantly.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'