Petition Update

A response from the Minister of State for Science and Technology (Part 2)

Don Moffatt
Victoria, Canada

Aug 1, 2013 — The following does not say the funding will be restored:

"I would like to assure you that the federal government understands the importance of supporting science and developing talent. Since 2006 the federal government has provided more than $9 billion in new resources to support science, technology, and innovation.

The Government of Canada continues to promote science and technology to youth across the country. Websites such as www.science.gc.ca offer instant resources to youth and to educators. The Natural Science & Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Another initiative, Cafés Scientifiques, supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), promotes discussions on health issues of concern to the general public.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your views."