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…it is as if airplanes had been built with no money for the pilots to fly them.

April 30, 2009


University World News: “A year and a half ago, Canada was celebrating a reversal of the perpetual brain drain it had felt for decades. Now there is talk of that brain gain going back down the drain”….

Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman in the Office of the Prime Minister, said Canada’s record compared favourably with the US, remarking that the OECD ranked Canada number one among G-7 countries for its support of university research.

TRISH McALASTER / THE GLOBE AND MAIL. SOURCE: EUROSTAT, OECD

Canada isn’t among 10 countries that spend the most each year on research and development, as a percentage of annual GDP.

Israel 4.74
Sweden 3.64
Japan 3.39
Finland 3.39
Korea 3.22
United States 2.68
Austria 2.56
Denmark 2.55
Germany 2.53
France 2.08
Canada 1.89
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