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stifling science

"Having freedom of speech, having an informed electorate. It’s really that erosion of democracy that keeps me up at night the most."
"In Canada, the only time you hear about scientists now is when they’re being told to shut up or they're being shut down
One of Canada’s top biologists says he will not stop talking to the media after a government memo accused him of bias and
The vast majority of experts may be convinced, but Conservative MP James Lunney doesn't think that climate change is "settled
The NDP is accusing the Conservative government of silencing Canada's weather experts after Environment Canada said the agency's
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — Canada’s National Research Council is the country’s premier scientific institution
Fisheries Minister Gail Shea is denying reports that scientific research was burned or discarded in the name of cost-cutting
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.
The New York Times editorial board has accused the Harper government of seeking to "guarantee public ignorance" by muzzling
The notion of focusing on "commercialization" of scientific enterprise is based on a fundamental misconception of how science works. This misconception is largely based on confusing the role and motivation of the scientist with that of the inventor.