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Restoring research funding…one riding at a time

April 15, 2009

This is just in!

Tory minister scrambles to save Mont-Mégantic Observatory

The Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — Public Works Minister Christian Paradis was caught flat-footed when a federal funding body eliminated a $325,000 grant to a major telescope and astronomy centre in his riding.

The Conservative MP and Quebec lieutenant is now scrambling to save the Mont-Mégantic Observatory, which threatens to become a symbol of the Harper government’s recent cuts to research agencies.

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