Fear not…Canada has a Conservative government that is trying to catch up to the American superior banking system.
Sad, but well taken point. And if they get as good as some reaches of the Canadian government have gotten in regards to attacking and/or ignoring science - maybe their banking future isn’t as secure as their banking past
Mon, 2013-06-03 Carol Linnitt
Harper’s Attack on Science: “No Science, No Evidence, No Truth, No Democracy”
This is a DeSmog Canada post originally commissioned for the Academic Matters: The Journal of Higher Education May edition “The War on Knowledge.”
Science—and the culture of evidence and inquiry it supports—has a long relationship with democracy. Widely available facts have long served as a check on political power. Attacks on science, and on the ability of scientists to communicate freely, are ultimately attacks on democratic governance.
It’s no secret the Harper government has a problem with science. In fact, Canada’s scientists are so frustrated with this government’s recent overhaul of scientific communications policies and cuts to research programs they took to the streets, marching on Parliament Hill last summer to decry the “Death of Evidence.” Their concerns— expressed on their protest banners—followed a precise logic: “no science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy.”
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The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment
Posted by John Dupuis on May 20, 2013
This is a brief chronology of the current Conservative Canadian government’s long campaign to undermine evidence-based scientific, environmental and technical decision-making. It is a government that is beholden to big business, particularly big oil, and that makes every attempt to shape public policy to that end. It is a government that fundamentally doesn’t believe in science. It is a government that is more interested in keeping its corporate masters happy than in protecting the environment.
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