Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirms $50M for physics think-tank in Waterloo, Ont.

Jackie Sharkey, CBC, Apr 18, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The story swirling around the internet is that the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, answered a question by explaining why quantum computing is interesting and novel. Coverage in Canada about the story focused on the funding announcement for quantum physics at the Perimeter Institute. Which was as it should be. It should not be remarkable that a prime minister should be able to spend 30 seconds speaking knowledgeably about something the government is spending $50 million on. And Trudeau was, after all, a teacher.

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