I am writing to you, as my MP, to ask that you urge the federal government to fund science.
The Liberal government promised to restore science’s important role in creating a prosperous and innovative country.
Canada’s Fundamental Science Review report provides a clear framework of the priorities the government needs to focus on to bring Canada back to a place of pride when it comes to science and research.
This report, released in April 2017, makes several key recommendations including:
• Reinvest in basic science and discovery research across all disciplines
• Improve equity in science
• Enhance support for early career researchers
Federal budget 2017 did not include increased funding for the research granting councils. The government announced these budgets will remain “static” until they can assess the recommendations put forward by the report.
Now that this report is public, the federal government must keep their word and invest in science.