Or, the Glass is Half Empty...

November 28, 2006

The Toronto Star was quick to lament that, with the distribution of $422 million by CFI, the agency often credited with reversing Canada's brain drain has now "run out of money." Yesterday's funding announcements will be CFI's last "unless the Conservative government provides new funds in a budget next spring." Since 1999, CFI has distributed almost $3.5 billion. CFI is considered a very visible Liberal legacy, and the Harper government has signalled that it intends to "consolidate the range of available funding mechanisms" and "better align post-secondary research with the needs of business." Toronto Star