The results of an extensive survey of federal government scientists on the impact of ongoing cutbacks and a further public opinion survey of Canadians’ top science priorities reveal that, in addition to seriously harming Canada’s capacity to serve the public, the Harper government’s agenda for science is severely out of sync with the wishes of a large majority of Canadians.
A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.
Unmuzzled: Talking Canada's War on Science March 18, 2014
Publish Date: 19-MAR-2014 02:53 PM
In three revealing, bilingual talks followed by a round-table discussion, this event connected the dots between the recent budget cuts to research, the muzzling of government scientists, and the Conservative government's actual agenda - a concerted dismantling of Canada's longstanding traditions of leadership in natural science and environmental stewardship.
Chris Turner, keynote & award-winning author of The War On Science / Science, on coupe !
Dr. Katie Gibbs, scientist & Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy
Mike De Souza, freelance environment & science journalist
Ethan Cox, MC, journalist & Senior Partner at CauseComms
(Québec) Malgré tout le boucan qui entoure les «compteurs intelligents» et les antennes cellulaires, rien ne permet de croire qu'ils sont nocifs ou que les normes canadiennes actuelles sont trop laxistes, conclut un rapport d'experts divulgué mardi matin.
New Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford holds investments in an elite hedge fund that trades securities in the energy sector he will now oversee. According to his conflict of interest disclosure, Rickford owns an unspecified number of units in the Waratah One Fund, an investment vehicle administered by Toronto firm Waratah Advisors.