Stifling Science

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Census Debate Roars Back

OTTAWA - A pair of duelling bills is putting the debate over the census and the work of Statistics Canada back on the floor of the House of Commons.A Conservative and a Liberal MP each has a private m...
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World's Scientists Call Out Harper

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."...
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Scientists Left Scrambling

Health Canada scientists are so concerned about losing access to their research library that some are squirrelling away journals and books in their garages for colleagues to consult, says a report obt...
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A Sinking Feeling

VANCOUVER - Canada is a global steward of the seas with the longest coastline in the world stretched along three oceans, but that role is at risk, says a new report.The report released Wednesday by th...
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Scientist Survey Paints Sad Picture

OTTAWA - A large survey of science professionals in the federal public service has found that almost 25 per cent of respondents say they have been directly asked to exclude or alter information for "n...
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Harper's 5 Stages of Grief Over Climate Change

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book about the five stages of grief. Denial of inconvenient facts is the first stage. It is followed by anger. Clearly the Conservatives have a deep well from which to draw. Bargaining is the third stage after denial and anger. The problem however is that Mother Nature is indifferent to Prime Ministers. Mother Nature doesn't do Bargaining.
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May: Tories 'Greasing' For Pipeline

VICTORIA - Federal Green party Leader Elizabeth May says Ottawa is using Canadian taxpayers money to subsidize oil pipeline environmental studies that should have been fully explored by Enbridge (TSX:...