As every year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited Canadians to participate in the planning of the 2021 Federal Budget. This year’s overshadowing topic was of course the current pandemic. As such, the committee was interested in measures the federal government could take to restart the Canadian economy, as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAP’s Science Policy Committee prepared a strong submission stating that the competitiveness of Canada’s economy critically depends on its investment in and support of research, including discovery-driven fundamental research, and training of highly qualified people in key technologies.
If you are interested in reading the CAP Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the the Upcoming 2021 Federal Budget, you may find the PDF version here.
If you wish to contact the Science Policy Committee, please contact CAP’s Director of Science Policy, Maikel Rheinstadter, at firstname.lastname@example.org