Budget 2010

March 5th, 2010 by Potato

There weren’t too many surprises in this federal budget, which coming from these clowns is a surprise in itself.

There was a provision for some money to create some attractive post-doctoral positions across Canada. At $70k each, these are decent grants (roughly double the typical post-doc salary)… but with only 140 country-wide, this isn’t going to hit very many people (i.e.: I probably won’t get one).

Of course, the large text giveth, and the small text taketh away. The budget also removed a loophole for some post-docs to get paid tax-free: scholarship income is now only tax-free for “real” students. I don’t know of any at Western that were getting paid this way, but presumably it happens.

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