Today was the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, perhaps the greatest example of human innovation. And it also provides support for Ignatieff's calls for a "knowledge society."
The Apollo missions were the result of such knowledge that would be encouraged in a "knowledge society". All those that worked on the mission and made it possible received significant education. They, and the mission, were the results of education.
Ignatieff has implied that in his "knowledge society" access to post-secondary education would be freer and more money would be put towards this. Such measures would make our post-secondary institutions more likely to yield significant research and innovation, continuing a long Canadian tradition.
Not to mention that engineering and scientific innovation in particular also contribute to the economy in significant ways, creating many jobs and wealth.
Although the improvements Ignatieff envisages are unclear, they would hopefully yield small steps for man and large leaps for mankind.
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