November 22, 1978 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

Thomas Edward Siddon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of State for Science and Technology: it relates to the demoralizing effect of current government policy on the Canadian scientific community.
In view of recent statistics released by the Professional Institute of Public Servants, PIPS, to the effect that more than 250 scientists will be out of work by next April, and recognizing recent statements by the president of the National Research Council expressing concern for Canada's economic welfare if our technology continues to be imported from abroad, will the minister advise the House as to what shortterm policies he proposes in order to reverse this frightening trend?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DETRIMENTAL EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT POLICY ON CANADA'S SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
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