The quiet cuts

by Aaron Wherry

Nearly a hundred employees at the National Research Council have received affected notices.

“There’s a much larger game afoot but it’s being rolled out in a really stealthy way,” said Kennedy Stewart, the NDP critic for science and technology. “When we look back in a couple of years we’ll see that it really is part of a larger plan and it will probably have an impact on our international standing.”

On Thursday, 94 National Research Council employees across the country received notification letters that their services “may no longer be required,” according to a statement released that day by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. Those employees include scientists, researchers and business development officers who work in the life sciences, engineering, and business management divisions. They are located in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, London, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa, the union’s statement said. ”This is another example of the government’s wrong-headed approach to the NRC,” the union’s president Gary Corbett said in the statement.

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  1. See, it’s never actually been a ‘hidden agenda’….it’s always been right out there in the open if anyone cared to look.

    Apparently few did.

  2. The only research that matters to the CPC is what their pollsters tell them resonates with their constituency.

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