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science cuts

"Having freedom of speech, having an informed electorate. It’s really that erosion of democracy that keeps me up at night the most."
The government's cuts to federal science budgets and its changes to policy are damaging scientists' ability to serve and
Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book about the five stages of grief. Denial of inconvenient facts is the first stage. It is followed by anger. Clearly the Conservatives have a deep well from which to draw. Bargaining is the third stage after denial and anger. The problem however is that Mother Nature is indifferent to Prime Ministers. Mother Nature doesn't do Bargaining.
The email landed without warning in Brad Anholt’s inbox last April. It left him speechless. “I couldn’t even talk about it
By choosing to shift towards industry-driven applied research at the expense of scientist-driven basic research, the Conservatives continue to undermine scientific progress - and these policies will adversely impact all of us, including the very industry they purport to be servicing.
The Harper government’s iron grip on communications has been acutely felt in federal agencies and departments that engage
Editor's note: The following piece was published in the CJFE’s 2013 Review of Free Expression in Canada. AS AN OTTAWA-BASED
Thumbtacked to a corkboard in professor Tom Duck’s Halifax office are laminated photos of a bright red building with small
The often antagonistic relationship between the governing Conservatives and Canada’s scientific community turned acrimonious