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Research data consistently point to a coming shortage in workers for professional occupations in science and engineering.
Research data consistently point to a coming shortage in workers for professional occupations in science and engineering.
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Is the budget good for science? Depends on what you research

Is the 2014 federal budget good for Canadian science? Parsing through the text of yesterday’s budget document it’s fair to say it’s written to look that way.

For example, with renewed commitments to the TRIUMF particle accelerator and a cutting-edge quantum institute the government has made a strong show of support for physics. Together with modest gains for the agencies that fund basic research, the allocations seems tailored to answer those who say the Harper government’s policies have been harmful to science in Canada.