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Ottawa goes on a fish scientist hiring binge

"Here's something that Canadian fish scientists haven't read in a while: "Help wanted." The Conservatives cut 310 positions at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. But now the Liberal government has announced it is reinvesting $20 million in the department — and hiring 135 people. "I thought it was great news," Michael Rennie, a former government research scientist, tells As It Happens host Carol Off. "Really, it's a department that suffered horrific cuts since 2012, so the need for reinvestment was there.""

May 12, 2016