Canada falling behind in science funding

Science funding is getting its share of the American economic stimulus package, despite the Republicans’ efforts. Yay!

It’s a very different story in the nation of my birth, though. Boo! Federal science grants are being reduced and focused by the Conservative government there. Genome Canada, which has put Canada on the genetic research map, lacks funds.

Luckily, Canadian media seems to be highlighting this as a problem: those last two Nature blog posts contain links to stories in the Globe & Mail and on the CBC.