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Scientists take exception with Yukon MP's letter

Yukon Member of Parliament Ryan Leef was asked a question by a constituent, and his response has prompted a lot of criticism.

Leef received a letter asking the federal government do more to protect polar bears and their habitat. Leef responded a letter of his own that quoted a study that indicated polar bear populations are growing and that reports to the contrart are "pessimistic."

Dr. Steven Amstrup is with the conservation group Polar Bears International, and he says Leef is simply wrong.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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