Friday, March 2, 2012

Editorial in the Journal Nature Criticizes Canadian Government for Muzzling Science

An editorial out today in the journal Nature calls attention to the troubling trend of muzzled science and tight information control by the Canadian Government in recent years. An open scientific process is a fundementally important aspect of a free democratic society and draconian actions by the Harper government have undermined the ability of government scientists to conduct objective science and disseminate their findings to society at large. Of particular concern in British Columbia has been the governments utter unwillingness to explore or discuss the possibility that open net pen fish farming could be having a detrimental impact on wild salmon in the province, leaving university researchers and non-profits to pick up the slack.

Read the article at Nature's website.

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