Thursday, September 16, 2010

More Conservative Stifling

Harper's policy for a less open government became known once again. It has been revealed that scientists associated with Natural Resources need the approval from the minister before speaking to the media. I wouldn't be surprised if the tar sands is one of the most censored issues from Natural Resources. It's not news that the Tory government is being less transparent; this is just a reminder. Imagine what would happen if Harper got a majority. That is why we cannot let Stephen Harper win. Next election, let's send Harper back to opposition.
News tips about the upcoming publication of the ancient flood study in Nature came not from Canada, but from two British universities. An isolated case? Hardly. Environment Canada and Health Canada also control media access to researchers who must have their scripts approved.
It's ominously totalitarian -- hardly the free, open and transparent approach to government that Harper promised.
Read more at the Calgary Herald.

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