By Chris Turner
In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's assault on easy technology, technological know-how conversation, environmental laws, and the environmental NGO neighborhood is the main vicious attack ever waged through a Canadian govt at the primary rules of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic study stations as oil drilling starts off within the excessive Arctic to slashed examine budgets in agriculture, dramatic alterations to the nation's fisheries coverage, and the muzzling of presidency scientists, Harper's executive has successfully dismantled Canada's long-standing clinical culture. Drawing on interviews with scientists whose paintings has been halted by way of price range cuts and their colleagues in an NGO group more and more handled as an enemy of the nation, The struggle on Science paints a brilliant and damning portrait of a central authority that has deserted environmental stewardship and severed a nation.
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Www. thestar. com/ opinion/commentary/2013/05/19/four_scientists_tally_the_cost_ of_science_funding_cuts. html the main points of Pat Sutherland’s dismissal and quote from Andrew Gregg are drawn from “Cold convenience” by means of Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen, November 22, 2012. WarScienceInteriorFinal. indd 159 2013-08-15 12:41 PM WarScienceInteriorFinal. indd one hundred sixty 2013-08-15 12:41 PM Ac kno wle d ge m e nts T he genesis of The battle on technological know-how used to be an task for company Knights journal, so my first debt of gratitude is to my editor there, Tyler Ham- ilton, for steering my recognition to Canada’s muzzled scientists and this government’s wilful blindness. That seed was once germinated through Nancy Flight, this book’s steadfast editor, who advised it via tumultuous waters of a near-bankruptcy and different publishing-business chaos, yet remained keen-eyed, joyful, and enthusiastic all through. My thank you in addition to Lesley Cameron for her cautious replica edits, and to Rob Sanders, Shirarose Wilensky and Zoe Grams at Greystone for his or her aid. i'm additionally deeply indebted to dozens of hard-working reporters who've been protecting the Conservative government’s actions day-by-day. i need to increase my specified due to particularly: Mike De Souza and Margaret Munro at Postmedia information. De Souza’s dogged reporting on environmental matters within the Harper years—and particularly his entry 161 WarScienceInteriorFinal. indd 161 2013-08-15 12:41 PM 162 t he wa r on s cience to details requests for setting Canada files—provided reams of significant basic study to this ebook. Munro has been both meticulous in her reporting at the technological know-how beat, particularly at the muzzling of presidency scientists. Their paintings highlights the irreplaceable public provider that pro beat reporting presents in a democracy. as well as the assets stated through identify within the textual content, a very good many colleagues lent services and exuberance to this e-book (and/or assisted me in an inspiring run on the parliamentary seat in Calgary Centre in the course of the research). My large and eternal because of Nancy shut, Cheri Macaulay, Leor Rotchild, Natalie ordinary, Marc Doll, Nimra Amjad-Archer, Kurt Archer, A. J. Brouillet, Chantal Chagnon, Jodi Christensen, Kris Demeanor, Janice Dixon, Dale D’Silva, Shane Gallagher, Jamie Herington, Gillian Hickie, Irene Johansen, Cheryl Johnson, Jana Johnson, John Manzo, Kate McKenzie, Alex Middleton, Peter Oliver, Evan Osenton, Becky Rock, Nicole Schon, Peter Schryvers, Natalie sit down, David Suzuki, Dave Thompson, Chris Wharton, Sheri-D Wilson, Dave Bagler, Katie Gibbs, and the loads of alternative Turner4YYC volunteers and millions of Calgary citizens who joined me within the so much inspirational political venture of my lifestyles to this point. And my specified due to Elizabeth may perhaps, who threw me into the maelstrom, and in so doing restored my religion in parliamentary democracy. My thank you to boot to Richard Peltier, Boris computer virus, Andrew Weaver, Craig Pyette, Christopher Frey, Trena White, Janice Paskey, Jeremy Van Loon, John Vaillant, Gian-Carlo Carra, Trevor Day, Marcello DiCintio, Gerald Butts, Jay Ingram, Anne Casselman, Brian Singh, Dan Woynillowicz, Meike Wielebski, Angus MacIssac, Terry Rock, Ed Whittingham, Andrew Heintzman, Justin Trudeau, Alex Steffen, Jeremy WarScienceInteriorFinal.