Staying Even

A newly unveiled Canadian budget would leave research funding mostly flat, ScienceInsider reports.

The budget proposed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau includes an overall $11.3 billion increase in spending, bringing the budget to $247.7 billion, it adds. But the budgets of the three major granting councils will remain static until a panel that's reviewing basic research in Canada announces its findings, it says.

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