Scientists Protest Cuts to Canadian Science

Taking to the streets. Canadian scientists will march in Ottawa today to protest budget cuts.

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OTTAWA—Scientists have organized a "death of evidence" rally here today to protest proposed cuts made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government to Canadian science and environmental programs. Citing concerns about the deliberate erosion of the capacity of Canadian institutions to gather evidence for informed policy decision-making, the Council of Canadians will hold a mock funeral procession that will involve not only local researchers but also biologists attending the Evolution Ottawa meeting here.