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| October 23, 2015

Sign the science pledge!

A strong democracy needs strong science

Canada's commitment to making decisions based on evidence, not politics, helped to build our prosperity and make our country one of the safest, healthiest, best educated and most compassionate countries in the world. Making evidence-based decisions requires investing in the science and research upon which they are founded but in recent years, our federal government has turned away from science, putting at risk the foundation of what makes Canada great.

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Report: The alarming impact of the Harper Government's war on data

On September 18th, Anne Kingston published an article with the results of a months-long Maclean’s investigation, which has found "that the federal government’s “austerity” program, which resulted in staff cuts and library closures (16 libraries since 2012)—as well as arbitrary changes to policy, when it comes to data—has led to a systematic erosion of government records far deeper than most realize, with the data and data-gathering capability we do have severely compromised as a result."

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Fish-farm madness: Why does industry receive preference under Fisheries Act?

Photo: flickr/ Mike Beauregard

Joyce Nelson investigates the Harper government's proposed regulatory changes to the Fisheries Act and its impacts on the environment and health in the two-part series on the fish-farm industry.

Read part one 'Fish farm madness: Harper proposes lax regulations for fish-farm industry'.

 

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Fish-farm madness: Harper proposes lax regulations for fish-farm industry

Photo: flickr/ Paul Miller

Joyce Nelson investigates the Harper government's proposed regulatory changes to the Fisheries Act and its impacts on the environment and health in the two-part series on the fish-farm industry.

Read part two 'Fish farm madness: Why does industry receive preference under Fisheries Act?'

 

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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.

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Question! What is really happening at the DFO libraries?

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Redeye

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)
Redeye

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)
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