For years now, Stephen Harper's government has been accused of waging a "war on science"
. And to some Canadians, the worst of it has been the so-called muzzling of government scientists. There have been protests and damning op-eds about this silencing, but this week, economist Andrew Leach
wrote a piece for MacLean's
explaining why there can be good reasons for preventing government scientists from speaking freely. Brent speaks to him, along with Chris Turner
, author of The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada