Saturday, June 4, 2011

Scientists not needed - Ottawa trims dozens of jobs

Updated: Jun 2, 2011 5:33 PM ET

The federal government has handed out dozens of layoff notices ahead of announcing its budget next week that hopes to trim a projected $30-billion deficit.

The layoffs involve five curators positions at the National Gallery of Canada and 50 contract employees, mostly scientists, at Environment Canada.

Most of the contract employees were technicians and junior scientists, said Environment Canada spokesman Mark Johnson. They all work in areas of water, atmospheric science and technology mainly supporting senior scientists with their research. Read More »


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