The federal information commissioner has finally, at long last, been pushed to investigate the Harper government's policies and practices for muzzing Canadian government scientists.
The office of Suzanne Legault is responding to a detailed complaint
lodged by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria and
the ethics advocacy group Democracy Watch.
Their lengthy report filed last month laid out repeated examples of
taxpayer-funded science being suppressed or limited to pre-packaged
media lines across six different government departments and agencies.