- If you, as Harper does, see Canada primarily as a resource supply satellite for the U. S. A. then research is an unneeded extravagance. If what he sees as real countries need our resources, they will develop what we need and that can be imported. There is not need to think for ourselves.
- As an obvious corollary to the John Stuart Mill axiom*, if you cut research there are fewer educated people and a lower overall education. This helps out the Conservatives electorally.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Paul Wells has a post (Let’s play Cut the Granting Councils!) that is worth a read for a peak at the ongoing harm Harper will inflict on Canada through this budget. Cuts to basic research. good display of leadership and foresight.
From the Conservative standpoint, this accomplishes two objectives:
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