Scientists raise red flags over government research cuts - 2014-01-10
Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive Canadians of crucial information.
"What's important is the scale of the assault on knowledge, and on our ability to know about ourselves and to advance our understanding of our world," said James Turk, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
David Schindler and CBC's Linden MacIntyre tour the Athabasca oil sands project. Before he retired in the fall of 2013, Schindler was a professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, where his research raised concerns about pollution from the oil sands. (CBC)