Environment minister’s office kept scientist from speaking, documents reveal

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By Margaret Munro, Postmedia News, 30 November 2012

Environment Minister Peter Kent has repeatedly said the government does not muzzle its scientists. But Kent’s office stopped David Tarasick, an Environment Canada researcher, from talking to journalists about a report on last year’s unprecedented Arctic ozone hole, according to documents obtained by Postmedia News under the Access to Information Act.

It’s the latest case uncovered by Postmedia News where ministers’ offices or the Privy Council Office have prevented federal scientists from talking to the media about their science. (...)

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Photo by The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick/Postmedia News.