Scientists stage mock funeral to protest government cuts

July 11, 2012

On Tuesday hundreds of scientists denounced what they say are the Conservative government's sweeping cuts to research. The scientists marched through downtown Ottawa to Parliament Hill for a mock funeral to mark "the death of evidence." The protesters carried placards reading "No Science, No Evidence, No Truth" and "Save ELA," referring to the experimental lakes area that recently had its funding chopped. Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear issued a statement Tuesday saying that the Harper government has made "historic investments" in science, technology, and research. Canadian Press | CBC | Margin Notes (University Affairs blog) | Statement