Dec 20, 2013 | 0:51The Fifth Estate The Silence of the Labs Video
The Fifth Estate The Silence of the Labs Dec 20, 2013 | 0:51In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to more than 76 world renowned research institutes and hundreds of programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists and researchers. The Harper government has cut programs that monitored smoke emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change.
Now scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells the story of scientists - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast to the far Arctic Circle.