Fisheries and Oceans Canada rejects Council of Canadians’ request to visit ELA

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By the Council of Canadians, 22 October 2012

Last Friday, the Council of Canadians received a response from Fisheries and Oceans Canada denying their request to visit the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). The response came just a day after the Council of Canadians released a poll indicating that 73% of Canadians opposed the funding cuts to the ELA, and that more specifically 60% of Conservatives opposed the cuts. (…)

The rejection is the latest of a large number of recent denials of requests for more information and to visit the ELA. All media requests with scientists have been denied by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Requests from Members of Parliament have been denied multiple times. Requests from citizens for ELA scientists to speak about their work have also been rejected. Public events including the annual open house for the ELA are no longer being organized. (…)

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