Harper Is Free Expression's Biggest Rival

Covers more than just the silencing of scientists but hey - at least we are in good company...

The government has also moved to silence two other groups — the scientists who work for it, and non-governmental organizations who often criticize it.

The government under Harper has often been in conflict with science research, particularly when its findings on issues such as climate change clash with the energy industry. The government has restricted the right of scientists to speak to the media, the public and even each other about their work. Indeed, 90 per cent of federal scientists say they can’t freely speak about their research.