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Munroe-Blum: groups will naturally advocate on their own behalf, and basic science is important, however,

May 6, 2009

“It’s very clear that nations that are thriving on the basis of their science, technology and innovation also look to where their greatest strengths are and invest in those”. There are certain areas where the council believes Canada leads and could build its strength to beat out international competitors, she added.

Alper: Australia and Japan both target roughly 30 per cent of their research funding at priority areas and 70 per cent at other areas.”I think that balance is appropriate for Canada as well.”

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