Scientists take aim at Harper cuts with ‘death of evidence’ protest on Parliament Hill

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By Terry Pedwell, The Globe and Mail, 10 July 2012

Hundreds of scientists stepped away from their petri dishes on Tuesday to denounce what they say are the Harper government’s sweeping cuts to research.

Flanked by supporters, the white-coated scientists marched through downtown Ottawa to Parliament Hill for a mock funeral marking “the death of evidence.” 

They carried placards that read “No Science, No Evidence, No Truth,” and “Save ELA,” referring to the experimental lakes area that recently had its funding cut.

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