Federal PSE infrastructure stimulus to be flexible

March 10, 2009

After sparring with some provinces and university officials over funding goals, Industry Minister Tony Clement said Monday that the federal $2-billion PSE infrastructure fund will not be limited to science and technology. Clement said the stimulus is basically for deferred maintenance related to research and development, which "can be very broadly determined and identified by the institution and by the province." Colleges and universities have until the end of the month to apply for the funding. Globe and Mail | CanWest News Service