Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Silence of the Labs - The Fifth Estate - CBC TV

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. Go here to watch video.

PLT: This episode will air on January 10th.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

The Silence of the Labs.
Could it be that this is just one more way that Harper's government is using
to subvert the organizations that bring out the 'real' truth?
He doesn't want ANY interference to get in the way of his economic pursuits.