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No data, no science, no problem

Posted 6/18/2012 by Grant Mitchell


Today I asked a question in Senate Question Period about the de-funding of the Experimental Lakes Area, a national scientific treasure. Here is part of that question:

Honourable senators, it is estimated that it will cost about $25 million to do the site remediation that will be necessary for this lake system when this facility is shut down and vacated. Has anybody given any thought to the fact that saving $2 million now will end up costing $25million tomorrow? Would that money not have been better spent sustaining this project and its important scientific research into the importance of the ecosystem, or is it simply: "No data, no science, no problem"? Is that the new motto of this government?

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