Skeptic News: The scientists are Revolting

20120713-181600.jpgScientists to march through Ottawa in white lab coats in protest at cuts to research and environmental damage

Canadian scientists are protesting Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harpers, pro-industry science policies and cuts in research funding.

Harper is accused of pushing through policies that weaken environmental protection legislation in Canada to ultimately allow exploitation of the Alberta tar sands.

His government is also accused of jeopardising Canada’s scientific reputation by shutting down the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a research station that produced critical evidence to help stop acid rain.

Protests also occurred when government scientists were not allowed to comment on such issues without a government appointed minder being present.

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