Dr. Hedy Fry asks the Minister of Health to fund basic health research

Hedy Fry In The House
Monday, December 8, 2014

Dr. Hedy Fry asks the Minister of Health to fund basic health research

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the government ratchets up its war on science by forcing scientists to find matching funds to do basic research.
 
Scientists at CIHR say research on aboriginal child, seniors health and nutrition is now at risk since it is near impossible to find matching private funds unless the research leads to commercialization. Institutes are now pitted against each other for limited funds.
 
Canada used to be a leader in biomedical research. Now it is a race to the bottom. Will the minister stop her attack on scientists, do her job and fund essential basic health research?