BBC Reports on Canadian Government Muzzling Their own Scientists

More federal fecal matter for us to mull over. Ottawa’s 2008 policy decision to control media access to researchers on its dime is now subject to international ridicule. Seriously, when did governments forget who they are supposed to serve? The funding is public. That does not make it the property of the government of the day but rather all Canadians.

So I phoned up Ottawa and they just said no you can’t talk to the guy. A couple of weeks later, he was available but by then the story had been done. So they take them out of the news cycle,

BBC News – Canadian government is ‘muzzling its scientists’


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