Delighted with 2018 budget, scientists eye funding for ‘open’ grant competitions as next step
By Jolson LimMay. 7, 2018
While the Liberals produced the largest-ever one-time investment for scientific research in a federal budget, they didn't fulfill all of the recommendations of the Naylor report.
A researcher working benchside at Spartan Bioscience Inc. in Ottawa in September 2017. Scientists across the board applauded the Liberal government's commitments to research in the 2018 budget. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The 2018 federal budget gave new hope to Canadian scientists, but they knew their job as advocates wasn’t done.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas