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?