Minister Goodyear's office threatens federal budget funding for SSHRC

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Minister Gary Goodyear's office threatened to withhold federal budget funding for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) over its decision to fund a controversial academic conference, according to an email obtained by CAUT through Access to Information.

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Mr Goodyear is currently the Minister of State (Science and Technology), a critical cabinet position for those of us concerned about science and technology policy. Threatening funding for research councils is serious stuff.