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Prime Minister Stephen Harper should set scientists free, says Nature #Editorial from #TOstar

"For a western democracy, the Harper government has been moving entirely in the wrong direction when it comes to allowing freedom of speech for federal scientists."

The Toronto Star weighed in today on its Editorial page on the recent publication in the journal Nature scolding the Harper government's on its insistence for muzzling federal scientists. I have had this happen to several colleagues, even to the level of having permission denied for trivial contacts (e.g. help from reports for local "Ask a Scientist" type columns). Reminiscent to me of the problems federal scientists working in the area of climate had in the U.S. had during the Busch administration.

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