Canadian budget pushes applied research : Nature News & Comment

and, as you can tell, the article does not paint things in a rosy light. Mostly because the only people who can paint things in a rosy light are conservative spin-meisters or industry sycophants.

Dufour says that Canada’s research landscape has grown so complicated with the Conservatives’ targeted research initiatives that it has become “a bit of a dog’s breakfast”. And he notes the preoccupation with industrial research has not improved Canada’s overall research and development performance.