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Evidence for Democracy

"There's more to this than just the 'muzzling' issues."
"Having freedom of speech, having an informed electorate. It’s really that erosion of democracy that keeps me up at night the most."
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada. Already critics are pointing to the apparent disparity between the Environment Canada campaign and Canada's waning reputation on the international stage.
One encounters with dismay the daily evidence that science is indeed under attack. Anti-science developments of recent years are global and various. The fact that scientific inquiry produces inconveniences. I'm happy to stand up for science, but I'm not happy that I feel I have to.