The budget's message to medical science: Quick! Get a shovel!

Hébert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matttiew B.; Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni; Attaran, Amir
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/4/2009 Doctor's Health Matters, p485
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the fiscal stimulus package in Canada. They discuss its purpose including job security and employee skills-retraining. They argue that the fiscal stimulus package cannot help Canadians compete globally in the future economy. They also cite the consequences of the fiscal stimulus package including budget cuts to science and technology. The authors also highlight the need for health professionals and scientists to understand Budget 2009.


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