New federal budget marks end of "war on science"

March 29, 2016

Canada's commitment of $2 B over three years to higher education, research, and innovation marks the end of a longstanding war on science, suggests University World News. The additional $95 M per year given to the research granting councils, starting in 2016-2017, is reportedly the highest amount of new annual funding for discovery research in over a decade. The budget will also reportedly expand the opportunities for students to obtain work experience through co-ops, internships, and other initiatives. Science described the new financial situation as one that finds Canada’s research community “stepping into sunshine” after “spending nearly a decade in the darkness of the former Conservative government’s so called ‘war on science.’” University World News