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Unions accuse feds of targeting ag researchers

May 13, 2013  By The Globe and Mail

May 13, 2013, Ottawa, Ont – Hundreds of scientists and other employees who support research at the federal Agriculture Department have been told that their jobs are being eliminated or could be cut as part of a transformation process mandated by the federal government.

The layoff warnings follow similar reductions in the scientific staff at the Environment and Fisheries departments and come in the same week as the government said the National Research Council is shifting its focus to business-driven research projects and away from basic science. READ MORE


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