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Get Science Right -- Toronto Town Hall

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Emmanuel College 119, University of Toronto (St. George campus)
75 Queen's Park Cres., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 56.1924" N, 79° 23' 29.2128" W

Members of the public and the media are invited to join with local researchers in a discussion of the serious crisis in science and research in Canada and what it means for Canadians. For more information on the campaign, go to www.getscienceright.ca

Richard Peltier, Physics, University of Toronto
Brenda Gallie, Medicine, University of Toronto
Chandler Davis, Mathematics, University of Toronto

Emmanuel College 119
*Queen’s Park Circle and Charles St., Museum subway station east exit*

13 examples of the Harper government's anti-democratic abuses

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

Recently, it has not been a good time for the Harper government and they have also shown a disturbing pattern of illegal and anti-democratic abuses.

Here is a baker's dozen of examples with two highly unsettling themes: (1) ignoring the rule of law and (2) flouting the traditional processes of parliamentary democracy.

1. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Harper government's legislation making retroactive changes to parole eligibility breaches the Charter of Rights and is thus unconstitutional.



A talk by Chris Turner, author of The War on Science

December 8, 2013
| The nature of the Harper government's attack on science is broad and far-reaching. Chris Turner clearly and comprehensively documents the nature of this attack in his new book The War on Science.
Length: 47:15 minutes (43.26 MB)

Book: The War on Science

November 4, 2013
| Journalist Chris Turner documents the systematic way the Harper government is muzzling and controlling Canadian scientists and withdrawing funding from research projects.
Length: 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)

Standing up for evidence-based decision-making in government

October 9, 2013
| On September 16, thousands of scientists participated in rallies, voicing their concerns about what they see as threats to science in the public interest.
Length: 11:06 minutes (10.16 MB)
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