Why muzzling government scientists can be a good thing

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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


 

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