Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'

Arctic research

By Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, 17 February 2012

Speakers at a major science meeting being held in Canada said communication of vital research on health and environment issues is being suppressed. […]

Prof Thomas Pedersen, a senior scientist at the University of Victoria, said he believed there was a political motive in some cases.

"The Prime Minister (Stephen Harper) is keen to keep control of the message, I think to ensure that the government won't be embarrassed by scientific findings of its scientists that run counter to sound environmental stewardship," he said.

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