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The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Statement made on 13 December 2010 by Senator Claudette Tardif

Hon. Claudette Tardif (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):

We learned recently that university researchers will have to rely more on the private sector to obtain the data they need, because of the Conservative government's decision to make the long-form census voluntary. A number of researchers will have to use their federal grant money to obtain data from private businesses, which adds not only to the financial burden on colleges and universities, but also to the support that the federal government will have to provide.

Research budgets at post-secondary institutions are small enough as it is. Could the leader tell us whether her government will increase subsidies to federal grant agencies when Canadian colleges and universities can no longer support the financial burden to purchase data, a responsibility that falls under her jurisdiction?

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