Canadian Policy

The Canadian War on Science

By:  Chris Turner - An excerpt from the book 'The War on Science'


"If you look at the impacts of Bill C-38 and its policy cohort on environmental science, the agenda's real aims become all too clear. From the freshwater lakes of the ELA to the High Arctic  monitored by PEARL to the coastal waters where the Department of Fisheries and Oceans does its data-gathering to the creeks and rivers once protected by the Navigable Waters Act, the Harper agenda has steadily diminished the government's capacity to analyze and assess the health of the natural world. (The elimination of the long-form census has had a similar impact on the social sciences.)