Thank you. In fact that is why we constantly refer to the four foundational elements of the research enterprise. Infrastructure is a very big piece of it. The talent is an absolutely huge piece of it--getting the right people there. The direct funding, the research funding available to those talented people to carry out their research is a piece of it. And then there is the institutional support that's required to support those researchers.
The focus of our AUCC pre-budget submission, as you well know, was clearly the university infrastructure. We recognized the $5.1 billion well-documented deficit in maintenance and repairs in the universities. We did that recognizing that this had to be an economic stimulus budget for all the reasons you outlined so well in your opening remarks.
We did, however, also include in that submission a plea that the government maintain its current investment in research, because in fact when we come out of the economic crisis, we want to be sure that we have the talent and the capacity to really make the economy strong going forward.
So we would argue that the balance isn't right yet, but we know that what was needed this year was the economic stimulus that will benefit communities across the country.