Limiting Scientists’ Free Speech: A New Canadian Tradition

Ah, Rick, I love you, and your honesty and willingness to use your celebrity status to remind Canadians what our nation has come to under Stephen Harper. Thanks!

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Wondering what all the fuss is about? Listen to Dr. Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist from the University of Victoria, discuss the current clampdown on Canadian scientists by the federal government:

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More links:

Canadian Federal Research Deal “Potentially Muzzles” U.S. Scientist: Arctic Research Agreement Contains “Excessively Restrictive” Language

Prestigious Science Journal Slams Harper Government’s Muzzle on Scientists

Information Commissioner Called Upon to Probe “Muzzling” of Federal Scientists

6 thoughts on “Limiting Scientists’ Free Speech: A New Canadian Tradition

  1. “Government funded” research is funded by our tax dollars. That means it is OUR science and we should have complete access to its results.
    How are Canadians supposed to have an “informed opinion” about an issue when their own government won’t let them be “informed”. But I guess that’s the whole point…

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