Do Canadians really love science?

Well, there's at least one scientist who doesn't think so. It's an interesting question. Does the current government reflect the views of most Canadians when it comes to science?

What do you think? Are Canadians enthusiastic about science? Or apathetic?

I believe Rick Mercer thinks that science is cool, and I even believe that he would be pleased to see his tax dollars (and maybe even his charitable dollars) go to support blue-sky research. But I do not believe Mr. Mercer’s idea that Canadians as a whole are interested although I, like him, would wish it to be the case. I think Mr. Mercer’s claims about Canadians’ passions are anecdotal at best, and lack any evidence – indeed it is possible that Canadians don’t give a hoot about science for science’s sake.