The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is closing seven of its 11 libraries and dismantling their contents, not just books but maps and journals of rare quality.
death of evidence
Jan 29, 2014
Harbour Centre, Room 1410
515 West Hastings StreetVancouver , BC
British Columbia CA
Members of the public and the media are invited to join with eminent local researchers in a discussion of the serious crisis in science and research in Canada and what it means for Canadians.
Social science knowledge brings an important perspective to a democratic debate on how to keep ourselves and our communities healthy and safe.
The censuring, muzzling, de-funding of Canada’s knowledge base works as a cancer that undermines public safety, health and welfare, as well as our societal pluralism and self-determination.
Last week thousands of scientists and supporters joined Stand Up For Science rallies in 18 cities across the country, some as far north as Yellowknife.
John Bonnar Audio Blog
On Monday, a few hundred scientists and their supporters rallied at Queen's Park, urging the federal government to support publicly funded science.
With the privatization of research findings, discoveries and knowledge become industrial secrets, unavailable to Canadians who have paid for it, and lost to other scientists.
Science and open discussion are crucial to the decisions we must make about resource development, the economy and the environment. Stifling debate is anti-democratic and counter-productive.
Today, Democracy Watch expressed its pleasure with the fact that the Information Commissioner has officially confirmed they will conduct a full investigation into the muzzling of scientists.