Feds cut vaccine education spending accuses Trudeau

An example of unintended consequences of budget cuts. I'm not sayingthat we would not have these measles outbreaks if the the full funding still existed, but we could have had fewer. Either way, cutting programs without careful thought will have negative knock-on effects.

Now think about the cuts that the "Harper Government" has made to environmental science and monitoring, public interest science, and basic science. What are the knock-on effects going to be? How much are we going to regret it?

The Liberals say the government budgeted $10 million for the Public Health Agency of Canada’s immunization program in the 2006-07 fiscal year, compared to $7.7 million for the year ending March 31, 2015.

”There are five new measles cases in Ontario. The prime minister has run no ads promoting the life-saving benefits of vaccinations,” Trudeau said.

”Will he stop his self-promoting partisan government ads and invest instead now in a campaign that encourages parents to vaccinate their kids?”