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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, is pictured with chief scientist Mona Nemer, right, in September 2017. The real test for any Canadian science policy gains will come after a change in political masters, writes Milton Friesen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canadian science needs non-partisan alliances to weather political winds of change

Politicized science policy can suffer, alongside politicians, a decline in public trust.
We can’t rely on American, Chinese, or Norwegian research to procure the scientific foundation on which to base the sustainable development of our North.
Opinion|Natan Obed
Inuit are one of the most researched peoples in the world. Yet colonial approaches to research, in which our role is imagined as being marginal and of little value, remain commonplace. That needs to change.
Opinion|Paul Dufour
Attention to how taxpayers’ funds are spent is just as important as how much is spent.
The federal government ought to use its granting-agency funding structure to support research in centres of expertise and innovation without slashing funding to colleges and universities.
As the new financial plan comes together, post-secondary schools want 'complementary' funding for the administrative costs of research, student awards, and work-integrated learning.
The Liberals have taken a solid first step in terms of funding, but major gaps remain when it comes to addressing the full costs of independent research.
In an interview, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan discusses her office's remaining priorities before the next election, support for graduate students and Canadians researching abroad, and improving equality and diversity in science.
Maybe vicarious space travel is the perfect escape from our current planetary unpleasantness.
Colleges in particular play a crucial role in Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem, and are boosted by investments to equip the best and brightest with the right tools.
When it comes to unfamiliar areas of research, such as artificial intelligence, focus on the ultimate rewards.
Banks are ready to continue funding fossil fuels and related infrastructure while missing out on the enormous economic opportunities presented by clean-tech.
One of the major stumbling blocks for many promising ventures is that fork in the road where more money is needed to reach clinical validation, but funding is scarce for early growth capital.
News|Neil Moss
Some stakeholders say that the government should set the targets for greenhouse gas emissions from fuel, but allow producers to reach the target on their own.
Though the industry believes the federal government's flagship innovation program, SR&ED, is important and useful, all say it could use some tweaks.
Opinion|Anthony Tang
We need continued investment in collaborative approaches that work to alleviate the stress put on Canada’s health-care system.
Opinion|Marc Saner
This is uncharted territory. We need research and analysis on how to think of privacy in an agricultural context.
Whoever decided that patenting and restricting access to seed was a way to feed the world?
Canada once had a biotechnology strategy that, despite its flaws and poor execution, sent a signal that biotech firms should open up shop in Canada.
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