Science community to protest research cuts with funeral march

Photo by Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press.

By Natalie Stechyson, Postmedia News,, 8 July 2012

A funeral procession — complete with a coffin, black-clad mourners and a scythe-wielding grim reaper — will make its way to Parliament Hill Tuesday as hundreds of scientists from across Canada rally in protest of federal science cuts.

Members of Canada's scientific community are staging the rally to mourn the "death of evidence" in what the rally's organizers say is the federal government's war on science. (...)

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Photo by Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press.