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Scientific Research & Exp. Dev

Liberal

  • Reform the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program.
  • Add 1K Canada Research Chairs to attract top talent at Canadian universities & support graduate research, focusing on improving gender & racial equity among Canadian faculty, promoting interdisciplinary research, & life sciences & biomedical research.
  • Provide $75M/year fund for colleges & universities to commercialise research.

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Conservative

  • Move administration of the Scientific Research & Experimental Development program from CRA to ISED, under the same group that administers IRAP.
  • Allow ISED to issue a certificate of allowable deductions.
  • Make it easier for software dev to qualify for SR&ED.

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Green

  • Invest in scientific research.
  • Implement the full funding recommendations from Canada's Fundamental Science Review.
  • Increase funding for granting councils from $22.4B to $30B.
  • Restore Climate Change & Atmospheric Research funding to the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
  • Support NSERC's Framework on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.

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