Nature reports that the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars is protesting a proposal in the nation's 2010 budget that would tax their salaries, saying that "the taxation would create an unfair disparity between postdocs and graduate students, because graduate students' compensation is not taxed." According to Nature, CAPS is seeking to meet with officials before the budget vote this spring. The proposed budget would also include C$45 million to fund 120 new postdoc fellowships over five years; each would pay C$70,000 annually, Nature reports.
Canadian Postdocs Protesting Proposed Tax
Mar 26, 2010