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Nova Scotia has a chance to turn it up a notch

May 29, 2012

MIKE LAZARIDIS, co-founder of Research in Motion, is one of the great engineers of our time. His BlackBerry smartphone has revolutionized communication. It’s fair to call him a practical genius.

Yet speaking Friday to the 4Front Atlantic Conference, an effort by business leaders to help this region succeed in the global economy, Mr. Lazaridis argued that, in the long run, one of the most practical strategies is to foster basic research, even if it has no apparent application.

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