The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s the muzzling of Canada’s federal scientists assailed

This week, Canada’s three major public sector unions protested the Harper government’s continuing muzzling of the country’s federal scientists. The post Harper’s the muzzling of Canada’s federal scientists assailed appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada’s Information Commissioner to probe Harper’s muzzling of scientists

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:   Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has acceded to a request by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria and Democracy Watch to investigate the Harper government’s muzzling of federal scientists, says a report in the Toronto Star. The request had asked her office to investigate “systematic efforts […] The post Canada’s Information ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Conservatives’ Contempt For Truth

If Canada feels different, it’s because it is. Under Harper, we have become strangers to ourselves, a foreign country run by an angry and hostile regime. The world has noticed, but is too preoccupied with its own problems to do anything more than fret. The above is a brief excerpt from Christopher Hume’s analysis of ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians Mourn The Untimely “Death of Evidence”

“The Harper government is the most environmentally hostile one we have ever had in Canada.” – Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians About 1,500 scientists, lawyers, students and activists from across Canada gathered on Parliament Hill yesterday and held a mock funeral to mourn the death of Canadian evidence.  The rallying cry for ...

LeDaro: Environment: Death of Evidence

Death of Evidence OTTAWA — Scientists will gather in Ottawa today to stage what’s billed as a funeral procession to mourn the death of evidence. The protest sponsored by the Council of Canadians is scheduled to begin at the Ottawa Convention Centre at 12 p.m. ET and proceed to Parliament Hill. Dr. Scott Findlay, associate ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Ottawa, scientists to mourn the death of Canadian evidence

Canadian scientists gather in Ottawa today to stage a funeral procession to protest the Harper government’s draconian cuts to federal scientific programs and systematic muzzling of Canadian scientists. The protest is sponsored by the Council of Canadians. It begins at the Ottawa Convention Centre at 12 p.m. ET and ends with a rally on Parliament Hill. Organizations and ...