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Science in Budget 2010

What does science get from the 2010 budget, after funding cuts of $147 million in 2009? First, a promise about creating The Economy of Tomorrow [p.55]: In designing Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government incorporated measures to help create the economy of tomorrow. In 2010–11, the Action Plan will invest almost $1.9 billion in post-secondary […]

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Parliament may be prorogued, but the opposition parties are keeping busy. I was up on Parliament Hill last week for the Round Table on ‘Improving the Lives of Northerners’. Lots of interesting Arctic policy titbits. Michael Ignatieff comments: “An Arctic strategy can’t be only a military strategy.” Spot on. A couple of new icebreakers to […]

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“If the United States decides to go down that road of not carbon taxing and not capping and trading but rather, simply, detailed regulations across the economy, we would need to harmonize with the United States on a regulatory approach,” he said. What is left to try, if not a carbon tax and if not […]

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Stephen Harper on Climate Change

“I don’t think we should consider signing on to a deal that makes us virtually the sole country in the world that is going to take any action.” (Stephen Harper, Toronto Star, September 5, 2002) “Kyoto does virtually nothing to deal with pollution and to deal with the quality of the air that we breathe. […]

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