Monday, 13 January 2014

Eric Marshall 'Disturbed' by Dismantling of Namesake Science Library in Canada

The Tyee
"I don't want to have my name associated with empty shelves," biologist says. For nearly three decades, the now-retired scientist built from scratch one of the world's finest collections on freshwater science at the University of Manitoba. Details here. 




A dumpster at the Fisheries and Oceans 
Canada library in Mont-Joli, Que., 
in an image sent by a federal union official.
Related: Secret Memo Raises Questions About Why Government has Closed Libraries

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

LARRY: This is a letter that I sent to newspapers, after seeing the Silence of the Labs. The middle portion was retrieved from a previous blog announcing "The Silence of the Labs" John


"It's Open Season" on Canada.

Premier Harper has also been playing a central role in Canada; not only the political landscape, but the Canadian landscape itself. Just have a look at what's happening and taking place at the Athabasca Tar Sands.

"In the past few years, The government of Canada has cut funding to hundreds of renowned research institutes and programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now some 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."

From what I saw and heard from renown scientists telling their story, on the 5th Estate, Friday evening (10 Jan), all Canadians have to ask themselves…Why are we allowing this to happen? This one man, Harper, has taken it upon himself to practically de-regulate everything, and we have become slaves to the Corporate business organizations. Our Canada is becoming a "Black Friday" sale, free for all. There are no limits or house rules, 'anything goes', as long as it's for the economy.