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Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, climate change, Harper, Canada, tar sands, oil sands, Alberta, energy, muzzling, world, business )

Michael
- 55 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada, praising the country's action on climate change.
Stephen Harper's Blatant Hypocrisy on Science
Science & Tech  (tags: muzzling, census, vaccination, research, Canada, Harper, technology, science, investigation, politics, Conservatives, climate, scientists )

Michael
- 165 days ago - thestar.com
In a CBC interview, Stephen Harper chided Canadians for not listening to scientific evidence, but he has been doing that for years.
Canadian Meteorologists Barred From Talking About Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, Harper, Canada, muzzling, climate, climate science )

Michael
- 167 days ago - grist.org
In the U.S., President Obama recently invited meteorologists to the White House to talk about climate change. In Canada, federal government meteorologists are banned from talking about climate change.
Oilsands Air Pollutants Underestimated, Researchers Find
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, safety, scientists, environment, carcinogens, cancer, tar sands, oil sands, Canada, Alberta, Harper, discovery )

Michael
- 291 days ago - cbc.ca
The emission levels of some toxic air pollutants in the Alberta oilsands have been greatly underestimated, according to University of Toronto researchers.
Stephen Harper's Government Edited Message About Taking Climate Change Seriously
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, science, research, study, scientists, muzzling, environment, Aglukkaq, Harper, Canada, Canada Muzzling Scientists )

Michael
- 320 days ago - o.canada.com
Canadian Environment Minister Aglukkaq set aside a proposal from her department earlier this year to state that the Harper Regime recognized scientific evidence that humans were "mostly responsible for climate change" and that it took the issue seriously.
Why Is Environment Canada Shutting Out the Media?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Canada, Harper, science, scientists, muzzling, democracy, environment, Environment Canada )

Michael
- 343 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
In June 2013, the University of Victoria released a report cataloging "systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media -- and through them, the Canadian public -- to timely access to government scientists."
New York Times Criticizes Canadian Government's Alleged Muzzling of Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Harper, Canada, muzzling, silence, Oliver, tar sands, oil sands, environment, pollution, Alberta )

Michael
- 423 days ago - o.canada.com
The New York Times editorial board is taking the Canadian government to task for allegedly silencing publicly funded scientists, a strategy the Times says is designed to ensure tar sands production proceeds quietly.
Stand Up for Science Rallies Target Canadian Government
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Harper, Canada, muzzling, research, scientists, politics )

Michael
- 431 days ago - cbc.ca
Canadian scientists and their supporters held demonstrations across the country Monday, calling on the federal government to stop cutting scientific research and muzzling scientists.
Librarian Blogs 'Long, Unexaggerated, Devastating' Cuts to Canadian Science
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, muzzling, Canada, Harper, environment, politics, Oliver, Kent, energy )

Michael
- 528 days ago - thetyee.ca
Three weeks ago, York University librarian John Dupuis posted a story in his personal blog, which aimed to show what he called the Conservative government's "campaign to undermine evidence-based scientific, environmental and technical decision-making."
Canadaian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver Is Casting Doubt on Climate Change Science
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, research, climate change, global warming, Harper, Canada, Joe Oliver )

Michael
- 587 days ago - o.canada.com
"I think that people aren't as worried as they were before about global warming of two degrees," Oliver said in an editorial board interview with Montreal daily newspaper, La Presse.
What Does Joe Oliver Know About Science? Not Much...
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, Harper, Joe Oliver, Elizabeth May, science, global warming, climate change, La Presse, environment, science, world, research )

Michael
- 587 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Attitudes and willful blindness form the basis of federal government policy as expressed by our federal Minister of Natural Resources, and that it is a sign of negligent disregard for the public interest. It is unacceptable.
Saskatoon Scientist Breaks Silence About Muzzling
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, scientists, environment, Water, Harper, Canada, Peter Kent )

Michael
- 597 days ago - cbc.ca
A retired Canadian researcher based in Saskatoon is going public with concerns the Harper Regime is muzzling scientists like her.
Loss of Arctic Ice, Loss of Scientific Integrity
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate change, sea ice, arctic, Canada, Harper, science, scientists, study, environment )

Michael
- 642 days ago - cbc.ca
A European satellite named Cryosat has detected record losses in the volume of ice in the Arctic Ocean.
Canada: New Policy Gives Government Power to Muzzle DFO Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, Harper, research, censorship, scientists, news )

Mike
- 651 days ago - ipolitics.ca
Canada, the only parliamentary democracy in the Commonwealth where a government has been found in contempt of Parliament, is now the only democracy in the world where a government bureaucrat can suppress scientific research.
Canadian Government Is Wrong to Muzzle Its Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Canada, Harper, censorship, propaganda, research, politics, muzzling, environment, ozone )

Michael
- 682 days ago - montrealgazette.com
It is dismaying that the present Conservative government in Ottawa is so insecure that it is afraid to let scientists in its employ speak freely about their findings.
 

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