Morning Update: Ottawa clamps down on university research partnerships with China, Iran and Russia


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Good morning, In an effort to protect cutting-edge science and advanced technology developed in Canada, the federal government yesterday unveiled strict new national security rules that would prevent research from ending up in the hands of China, Russia and Iran. The reforms would ban federal granting agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation from funding sensitive technology research at any university, laboratory and research institution that co-operates with military, national defence or state security bodies of countries posing a risk to Canada. The Globe and Mail reported last year that Canadian universities had for years collaborated with a top Chinese...