Canadian Government Muzzles Climate Scientists
The Harper government has tightened the muzzle on federal scientists, going so far as to control when and what they can say about floods at the end of the last ice age.
Natural Resources Canada scientists were told this spring they need “pre-approval” from Minister Christian Paradis’ office to speak with national and international journalists. Their “media lines” also need ministerial approval, say documents obtained by Postmedia News through access-to-information legislation. (Vancouver Sun)
Big surprise here. Tories continue to micro-manage the issues to try and reduce their responsibility for not addressing them in the first place. Harper reminds me so much of “W” it makes me wretch. Idiot PM has a photo opt on a piece of the Arctic ice pack that is shrinking at alarming rates thanks to the climate change his government continues to completely ignore. But heck at least them tar sands are getting greener by the minute right Stephen (: