Brad Wallace January 27, 2015 The Harper Gov't "War on Brains" Brad Wallace January 27, 2015 People often hate that which they don't have and can't get. Pity that we elect such negative people. By the sixth year of the Harper regime, most scientists knew it was foolish and dangerous to try to buck the system. The Index on Censorship took a survey of 4,000 Canadian scientists in 2013. Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety, or a threat to the environment, without fear of retaliation or censure from their department or agency.