Monday, May 18, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Revolt of the Scientists
In his almost ten years in power Stephen Harper has done so much to diminish our once proud country and shame it in the eyes of the world.
And few things are more deeply disturbing and more disgusting than his Great War on Science.
For without truth there can be no democracy. Just a broken country stumbling blindly into the future.
But now at last I'm glad to report, the scientists are revolting.
Public-service unions are asking the federal government for the first time to enshrine scientific integrity language into their collective agreements. The language is intended to ensure that researchers employed by the government can speak openly about their work, publish results without fear of censorship and collaborate with peers.
Having finally decided that enough is ENOUGH.
“Our science members said to us: What’s more important than anything else is our ability to do our jobs as professionals,” said Peter Bleyer, an adviser with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, whose membership includes some 15,000 scientists and engineers.
And the timing of this revolt couldn't better. With an election just a few months away. And the Information Commissioner preparing what will almost certainly be a damning report.
Federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault is currently conducting an investigation into complaints that scientists have been muzzled by the Conservative government.
We will be able to use all of the above to diminish him, and portray him as even more of a monster...
And in the process give ourselves one more issue, and one more slogan to use against him.
The monster is good to go.
And the truth will set us free...
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