Read up on the issues

Halpern, Michael, “How science helped to swing the Canadian election,” The Guardian, October 21, 2015.

Colin Coates, Ed., Jody Berland and Jennifer Dalton, Guest Editors, Canada Watch Special Issue on “The Politics of Evidence“, Fall 2015. See articles on the Write2Know Project by Natasha Myers, on the role of ignorance in chemical regimes of living by Michelle Murphy, on “flying blind” by Margrit Eichler, and more.

Carol Linnit, “Access Denied: Ministry Vetos Interview Request on Oilsands Toxins in Animals,” DeSmog Canada, March 24, 2015.

Natasha Myers, “Write2Know: Amplifying the Silences of Muzzled Silences and Performing Participatory Democracy,” Centre for Imaginary Ethnography, Responding to Current Events, May 2015

Emily Chung, “Muzzling of Federal Scientists Widespread, Survey Suggests: 4,000 responded to survey commissioned by PIPSC to gauge political interference in science,” The Globe & Mail, Oct. 21, 2013.

Emily Chung, “Foreign scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom: Open letter warns about effects of Canadian science policy on international collaboration,” The Globe & Mail, Oct. 20, 2014.

Carla Hustak, “Flying Blind and Canadian Environmental Health Research: An Interview with Former Federal Scientist Michael Arts,” Technoscience Research Unit, March 8, 2015.

Carol Linnit, “Harper’s Attack on Science: No Science, No Evidence, No Truth, No Democracy,” Academic Matters, May 2013.

Tim McSorely, “The Big Chill: ‘Scientists Can’t Do the Job they were Hired to Do,'” Desmog Canada, Oct. 23, 2013.

A collection of stories on “Stifling Science” by Huffington Post