Category Archives: Scientists for the Right to Know

Freedom of Expression Issue

In the National Post today, August 28, 2015, (YouTube Presentation) it is reported that a public servant is being investigated due to musical expressions of anti-government activities in the sciences, etc.: http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/public-servant-being-investigated-for-writing-and-performing-anti-tory-harperman-song&pubdate=2015-08-28

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“Science Under Attack” CAUT Campaign Launched

Check out the new website, videos, presentations and update on what is happening: http://getscienceright.ca/

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Dear Colleagues, Please mark your calendars for May 14, 7-9PM. The event will be held in room 119 of Emmanuel College, Victoria University (75 Queen’s Park Crescent). The purpose of the event is to discuss federal science policy. From the shutting … Continue reading

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New York Sunday Times comments on the silencing of scientists in Canada by Harper Government

Jan. 5, 2014. New York Sunday Times states, “This is more than an attack on academic freedom. It is an attempt to guarantee public ignorance.” Read the full opinion piece here, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

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More information and news coverage on closing of science libraries…..

Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2013, has coverage and more information the closing of the science libraries, see “How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre” : “Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and … Continue reading

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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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Shutting Science Libraries Means Shutting Down Scientific Research

“What’s Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada’s Science Libraries?…Scientists reject Harper gov’t claims vital material is being saved digitally…” For the latest on the closure of seven out of nine federal science libraries, see http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/12/23/Canadian-Science-Libraries/ By Andrew Nikiforuk   Further references are … Continue reading

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