Harper's attack on scientists

Don't let anybody spin this issue - democracy depends on the public being able to make decisions on who they want to represent them and to be able to hold the politicians to account for *their* decisions. If the public cannot access independent, verifiable, facts.... well, then how do we make our decisions? Based on what the politicians tell us?

This is an attack on democracy. Fight back.

It’s behaviour typical of a government so desperate to control the message it threatened to fire a marine biologist who did an interview on sharks without first getting the required political approval. Now that’s dumb. And scary.

And it’s also why federal scientists gathered in Ottawa Tuesday to protest the gag orders and what they call “partisan interference in the development of public science.