Experimental Lakes Area (ELA)

Stop the War on Science: Save the Experimental Lakes Area

Media Release
November 27, 2012

Winnipeg – Scientists, activists, and concerned citizens alike are uniting to send a clear message to the Harper Government: it is time to stop the war on science. One of the most devastating losses to Canada’s science capacity is the defunding of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) research center and the dismantling of its scientific team. The Coalition to Save ELA released a new video today about the Harper government’s war on science to urge Canadians to join the fight to defend public science and save Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada rejects Council of Canadians’ request to visit ELA

Media Release
October 22, 2012

Last Friday, the Council of Canadians received a response from Fisheries and Oceans Canada denying their request to visit the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). The response came just a day after the Council of Canadians released a poll indicating that 73% of Canadians opposed the funding cuts to the ELA, and that more specifically 60% of Conservatives opposed the cuts.

60% of Conservative voters oppose the funding cuts to the Experimental Lakes Area

Media Release
October 18, 2012

An Environics Research poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians shows that 60% of Conservative voters oppose the cancellation of federal funding for the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) research centre. Overall, 73% of Canadians oppose the cutting of funding for the Experimental Lakes Area, with 42% strongly opposed to the cuts.

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