Budget hands off R&D money to businesses. Discovery-driven research - meh

Sadly, there are no surprises here. It's all in their Science, technology and Innovation strategy. Horribly misguided though it is. 

I wonder if the Canadian Association of University Teachers wrote this before the budget. They certainly could have.

“When it comes to supporting university-based research, the federal government has an unbalanced approach,” said David Robinson, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. “This budget, by directing new funding to specific industry-related projects, confirms this. The government continues to miss the fact that real innovation and scientific advancements are driven by long-term basic research, not short-term market demands.”