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Canada’s scientists are learning politics. The country’s scientists have weathered changing fortunes in research funding under both liberal and conservative governments, and have found a voice to lobby for more attention in the process. Canada’s science scene is a case study on how researchers can shape governance, and vice versa.


Erratic funding for basic research, coupled with concerns that science has fallen down the priority list for politicians, has contributed to a shift in researchers’ attitudes to lobbying.

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