The results of an extensive survey of federal government scientists on the impact of ongoing cutbacks and a further public opinion survey of Canadians’ top science priorities reveal that, in addition to seriously harming Canada’s capacity to serve the public, the Harper government’s agenda for science is severely out of sync with the wishes of a large majority of Canadians.
A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.
International Open Letter to Save Canadian Science
Publish Date: 17-FEB-2014 01:56 PM
PIPSC has been working alongside other unions, advocacy groups and media to promote the importance of government science through research projects and public awareness.
Many of B.C.’s scallops are grown from larvae at a hatchery in Qualicum Beach. It is a controlled environment, carefully monitored to give the shellfish the best possible chance. But moving to the ocean is the next step, where things are becoming increasingly difficult as the waters seem to have reached a tipping point.
Des coupes pourraient être décrétées en santé si le gouvernement n'arrive pas à convaincre les médecins d'étaler leurs futures hausses de salaire, indique le ministre Réjean Hébert.
Le titulaire du portefeuille de la Santé et des Services sociaux a évoqué cette hypothèse, mercredi, en se présentant au Conseil des ministres.