Doctors, scientists take to the streets as Canada's protests go professional

Photo by Jean Levac / The Ottawa Citizen

By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News, The Vancouver Sun, 20 July 2012 

It's not every day 2,000 scientists in white lab coats march on Parliament Hill toting a coffin.

Or an esteemed senior physician abruptly interrupts a cabinet minister midway through a Pan Am Games announcement. (...)

The doctors were protesting government cuts to refugee health care; the scientists marched to condemn what they call the "death of evidence," through, for instance, the muzzling of scientists and cuts to environmental protection. (...)

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Photo by Jean Levac / The Ottawa Citizen.