Elections in Canada earlier this week saw the defeat of Stephen Harper's Conservative government after about a decade in power by Justin Trudeau's Liberal party, an outcome applauded by many scientists, ScienceInsider reports.

"The Liberal party has a strong record in supporting science," Jim Woodgett from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto tells ScienceInsider.

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