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Scientists Bristle at Canadian Leader's Applied Research Push

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Science  28 Jun 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6140, pp. 1519-1521
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6140.1519

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The policies of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are threatening the federal government's entire $11-billion-a-year research portfolio, his critics say. But his supporters believe that Harper's focus on applied research and commercialization is necessary to overcome a culture that is risk-adverse and lives in the shadow of a scientific superpower.