Arctic research station gets new mandate, money to spread around

I hate that the great news about this facility is marred by the governments micromanaging of the communications.

“Before we were embedded in the central government and now we’re becoming an independent organization,” he told his audience.

“We’ve merged with the Canadian Polar Commission and that’s good news for us because it makes us more flexible, more able to conduct science efficiently, more able to network.”

Not that he has the authority to speak to reporters.

After his speech, surrounded by local and international journalists, Raillard had to decline comment while a colleague hastily called AANDC public affairs to get permission to do interviews