The Canadian Government’s War on Science

John Dupuis of York University, writes at Confessions of a Science Librarian. Beginning in May of 2013 and updating several times since, he has been tracking the ways in which the  current Canadian government has been attacking science and scientists.

That particular post, The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment has been accessed over 50,000 times and deserves many more views. He is planning an update in the near future so keep an eye on his site.

To begin 2014, he takes a look at Science Policy Advocacy that has been happening in Canada over the past 12 months.

Any individual following these issues may agree with the government on certain policies, and that’s fair. However, as the list grows longer and the damage goes deeper, it becomes more obvious this is a long term plan for a government with a strong dislike for research.

If indeed the term war is appropriate, it is a more of a siege where science is being starved to death.

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