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Glass Half Full?

Though the newly announced Canadian budget for fiscal years 2010-11 is relatively accommodating to science research, some organizations have expressed disappointment with the allocation of funds, according to ScienceInsider and the Cross-Border Biotech Blog. Jeremy Gruschow writes that while the groups who are being directly funded ― such as TRIUMF ("Canada’s national laboratory of particle and nuclear physics") ― are expressing their gratitude, organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation are voicing their concern with the budget, which they say neglects critical research initiatives. Wayne Kundro reports that organizations such as the Canadian Association of University Teachers are articulating their discontent with the announcement of a pending federal review of science spending. Jim Turk, executive director of the association, told ScienceInsider that the upcoming review is likely intended "to tie academic research into the private sector."