Is Harper Good for Canadian Science?

May 4, 2011 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Do you think that a Conservative government is good for Canadian science? If you do, David Ng, a science literacy academic at the Michael Smith Laboratories of the University of British Columbia disagrees.

In a guest post published earlier this week in Discover Magazine, Ng identifies four points to support his opinion:

  1. The Harper government is not terribly scientifically literate
  2. The Harper government has managed to make Climate Change science an ideological issue
  3. The Harper government has demonstrated a willingness to “muzzle” science
  4. The Harper Government is out of touch with science culture: scientists are driven by many things, and not always by the industry/business/corporate mentality

Have a look at Ng’s article and let us know your thoughts. See Why the Harper Majority is a Step Back for Science – Let Us Count the Ways

Entry filed under: Biotechnology News.

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