- CAP recommends that NSERC’s budget for basic science (its “Discovery Grants Program”) be increased by 10%. Cost: about $40M p.a.
- CAP recommends that Canada start detailed planning to supersede the NRU reactor in Chalk River with the proposed Canadian Neutron Centre, a world-class multi-purpose facility for advanced research with neutron beams, for nuclear power R&D, and for isotope production. A formal design and costing would require about $5M.
- CAP recommends that significant new funding be provided for the costs of major science infrastructure, not covered by ongoing programs. Specifically, CAP recommends renewal of funding for TRIUMF and a doubling of NSERC’s Major Resources Support Program. Cost: about $96M p.a.
|A BRIEF to the HOUSE OF COMMONS STANDING COMMITTEE on FINANCE by the CANADIAN ASSOCIATION of PHYSICISTS (CAP)