Okay - you have to read this. One quote does not do the article justice. Basically, it spells out in very stark terms the fact that "the Harper Government's" <*spit*> desire to focus R&D spending on "innovation" <*spit*> is a failure. We, as a nation, are ceding our leadership roles across the scientific spectrum in pursuit of an economic return which is not materializing.
Where, Mr. Harper, does this make sense?
"The Harper Government" <*spit*> cannot even turn back the tide - or at least not easily. In it's rush for a mythical "innovation" <*spit*> goldmine, the government has seen fit to destroy much of the infrastructure - both personnel and physical - needed to support a full spectrum science enterprise.
Bravo Mr. Harper. You've fucked up. Not just your agenda, but our future. Oh, don't worry - we will recover. But only after your sorry ass gets kicked out of office.
Election 2015. I'm sure it's on your calendar.
We - the community that knows the importance of a full spectrum science enterprise - we, will make this an election issue. We will demonstrate your failure in all it's gory "glory." After all, you've given us plenty of ammunition.