Natural Resources Canada Wins Code of Silence Award

Scott Dallimore

By The Canadian Press, 15 May 2011 

Natural Resources Canada has the dubious honour of being this year's winner of the Code of Silence Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists. The award is meant to shine an annoying light on the most clandestine government department. Natural Resources gets the crown this year for muzzling an internationally-known Canadian geologist. Scott Dallimore was kept from speaking about his work on the breaking of a prehistoric ice dam 13,000 years ago until vetted "media lines" could be approved by the minister's office. [...]

 

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