National Science Adviser being dismantled

Well, that’s just stupid. What are we? Americans?
Scientists lament closing of key advisory office

Members of Canada’s scientific community praised the contributions of the national science adviser and expressed regret over the government’s decision to phase out the position at the end of March.
On Wednesday, Industry Canada confirmed that national science adviser Arthur Carty would be retiring on March 31, and that the position and office would be phased out.
John Smol, a leading ecology professor and researcher with Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., said he found the news “troubling and worrisome.”

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