End ‘Burdensome Restrictions’ on Communication, Scientists Urge Canada
It’s time for the Stephen Harper government to put an end to “burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists,” more than 800 scientists from 32 countries say in an open letter released this week by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“Canada’s leadership in basic research, environmental, health, and other public science is in jeopardy,” the scientists write. “We urge you to restore government science funding and the freedom and opportunities to communicate these findings internationally.”
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The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada said the country’s top 10 science-based departments will see $2.6 billion in budget cuts between 2013 and 2016.