The War on Science

The War on Science

Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada

eBook - 2013
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A passionately argued polemic against Stephen Harper's war on science.In this arresting polemic, award-winning journalist Chris Turner argues that Stephen Harper's war on basic science, science communication, environmental regulations, and the environmental NGO community is the most vicious assault ever waged by a Canadian government on the fundamental principles of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic research stations and the opening of the Arctic to oil drilling to slashed research budgets in agriculture, dramatic changes to the nation's fisheries policy, and the muzzling of government scientists, Harper's government has effectively dismantled Canada's longstanding scientific tradition.Drawing on interviews with scientists whose work has been halted by budget cuts and their colleagues in an NGO community increasingly treated as an enemy of the state, The End of the Enlightenment paints a vivid and shocking picture of a government that has...
Publisher: New York : Greystone Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781771004329
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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darlenestrom
Jan 31, 2015

Excellent little book, just lays in on the line! Recommended for anyone, although depressing to read! The number of books on Stephen Harper just keeps rising! And in our censored country it is just about the only way to get the facts.

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badgirls
Oct 10, 2013

If a documentary of this book were to be made it would probably be this-watch CBC FIFTH ESTATE - "The Silence of the Labs" Friday Jan 10. In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to more than 76 world renowned research institutes and hundreds of programs. The Harper government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists and researchers. It has cut programs that monitored smoke emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells the story of scientists - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast to the far Arctic Circle. See: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/the-silence-of-the-labs

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