Why more than 2,000 Canadian scientists are out of a job
In the past five years the federal government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their funding. Programs that monitored things such as smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change have been drastically cut or shut down.
The Fifth Estate recently aired a documentary entitled “Silence of the Labs” which tells of a disturbing trend that is sure to affect Canadian scientists nation-wide.
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