Federal government to compile list of foreign labs, universities that post risk to national security


Joanna Chiu of The Star reports that the federal government is in the “advanced stages” of compiling a list of foreign entities–including labs, universities, and research institutions–that pose a risk to national security. The final list of entities will reportedly be released in the summer and will include any entities believed to be engaging in theft, unwanted knowledge transfers, and interference in research. According to documents reviewed by The Star, grant applications made by Canadian universities in partnership with any entity on the list will be ineligible for federal funding. Several universities commented that they will cease working with the named entities, despite the potential loss in annual research funding.

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