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.
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
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