April 20, 2009

Lights Out On Parliament Hill

For those who can read French: here. For those who can't, a brief summary:

As the Obama administration pours billions into scientific research, Harper and his cronies are busy slashing funding for "non-essential" research left and right in favour of programs that will net immediate jobs - this, shortly after announcing cuts in support for the arts. Between this and the appointment of a creationist as Minister of Science, it's evident that Harper is, er, heaven-bent on ensuring that we remain shackled by Bush-era ideals. Let's hope that the common sense of over 2000 of Canada's top scientists and researchers can sway the issue, and that subsequent governments have the foresight to protect Canada's position in the modern global economy.

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