I find this story about the NRC strange. It seems like just yesterday the feds were talking about having the NRC centres at the centre of technology cluster development across Canada. Now, they are talking about pulling the plug on their operations in the province where the feds spend less R&D than any other?
To the point of my blog heading, if they had some internal metrics that show the IIT has failed in NB, then let’s have it. No one wants another deadweight federal institution not adding any value beyond paying a few salaries. But most of the feedback from partners and industry would suggest the IIT has been successful in New Brunswick.
I realize the feds have to balance their books but it seems like a strange way to save a few bucks.