Hundreds of Agriculture Canada employees get job notices

Close to 700 employees at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada labs and farms across the country received notices Thursday their jobs could be eliminated, in what union officials and former scientists say is another attack on research in Canada.

Bob Kingston, the national president of the Agriculture Union — a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada —said he expects there to be significant job cuts at Ottawa headquarters and at the Central Experimental Farm.

About 235 PSAC employees received notices on Thursday, and Kingston said at least a hundred scientists, engineers and other workers in the National Capital Region will be affected.

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