realinterrobang (realinterrobang) wrote,

The Harper Government Hates Science and Wants to Kill It

From Confessions of a Science Librarian, The Canadian War on Science: A Long Unexaggerated Devastating Chronological Indictment (with citations, and tons more stuff in the comments).

A sample:

Apr 2006. One Tonne Challenge funding stopped
May 2006. Environmental Groups Call on Ambrose to Resign as Chair of International Kyoto Negotiations
Oct 2006. Circumpolar ambassador job axed
Jan 2008. Office of National Science Adviser phased out
Jan 2008. Nuclear safety watchdog head fired for ‘lack of leadership’
Jun 2008. 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly “reclassified” as toxic dump sites for mines
Jun 2008. It’s the Beginning of the End for Federal Science: Expert Panel on Lab Transfers/divestment (and here)

Find ways to tell people this matters and these people need to be out of office. My preference would also be "behind bars," but I'm not sure how you'd prosecute them.
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