Has the Canadian Government declared war on science?
A post by John Dupuis on Science Blogs seems to think so and it started over 7 years ago: The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment – Confessions of a Science Librarian.
That being said, do not forget that Canada’s Sciences Minister is actually a creationist; It is sad.
NOTE ADDED [May 25th]: The Science, Technology and Innovation Council just publish its 3rd public report on the performance of Canada in Science and Technology. Between 2008 and 2012, Canada’s ranking in term of expenditure decreased significantly from 16th out of 41 OECD member countries to 23rd.