How the Ministry of Environment Vetoed Interview Request

An interesting behind the curtains look at a despicable practice. It is worth noting that its not the scientists or even their labs that are doing the denying - they even want to do it. It's the political levels in many cases.

Documents obtained via Access to Information legislation show that pre-scripted responses were prepared for Thomas should the interview be approved at the upper levels. The request was approved at the deputy general level, but denied in the office of former Environment Minister Peter Kent.

The request was also sent to the Privy Council Office for review, but was denied by the minister before requiring a decision by the prime minister’s top-level advisors.