If you have $1, you can apparently be the the owner of a world-renowned research facility put on sale by our federal government.
ELA was founded in the 1950s as a unique program conducting environmental research on entire aquatic ecosystems using 58 lakes in northwestern Ontario. Scientists deliberately pollute the lakes with various substances such as mercury, phosphorus or estrogen and see what the impact is on lakes and aquatic species of human behaviour.
ELA's research has led to groundbreaking discoveries and has resulted in environmental policy changes around the world.
Because it's no longer aligned with their priorities, however, the Tories recently announced their intent to shut the $2 million/year program and transfer the research facility to a university or private business.
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