Fund basic research say polled Canadians

We can make science funding an election issue. people care about this issue. Scientists will have to work to present the politicians comments and ideas in context however - politicians are masters in obfuscation after all.

According to the poll, 84% of Canadians are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increased funding for health and medical research. In addition, 92% of Canadians think the federal government should fund basic research, even if it doesn’t deliver quick or commercially applicable results.

Research Canada, which evolved from the Council for Health Research in Canada in 2005, is a national advocacy alliance promoting the benefits of discovery research. Its funding comes from membership fees, and specific support and sponsorships of events.