An important example is the work that has gone into developing approaches to addressing diseases like COVID-19. The contributions made by people working in or people who trained in universities and colleges has been enormous.
The contribution of universities and colleges goes far beyond research and innovation in health. The University of Manitoba has made big contributions to the design and testing of structures like bridges and roads.
Many businesses and industries have been built on research and innovation carried out in universities and colleges or by people trained in universities and colleges. This includes a wide variety of industries from the aerospace industries so important to Manitoba, to the mining industries, to agriculture, to information technology and communications.
Today, when businesses are having to make adjustments in many different ways in this world with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it is vital to have universities and colleges fully functional and in a position to help. This is not a time for making cuts to the funding of universities and colleges. It is a time to be investing in universities and colleges because they are so important to launching research and innovation and such research and innovation is so critical to helping our society do well and our businesses succeed.
Manitoba Liberals say to Mr. Pallister "Do not cut funding to Universities and Colleges."
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