Canadian govt turns the national science agenda over to incumbent big businesses

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19 Responses to “Canadian govt turns the national science agenda over to incumbent big businesses”

  1. -hms- says:

    Well, Commander Hadfield is BACK ON EARTH, suckers, and as soon as his muscles and bones are rehabbed enough to handle gravity, you anti-science punks better watch the eff out*

    *if you please (this is still Canada, after all)

  2. Wild Rumpus says:

    Good news (no thanks to Harper’s Conservatives):

    “A deal has been reached between the federal government and a policy
    institute that would see scientists return to the Experimental Lakes
    Area this summer.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/05/09/pol-experimental-lakes-area-agreement.html

    • Warren Grant says:

      In other words, *useful* science can continue (because of the massive flack they received) but only if the government doesn’t have to pay for it. Typical Harper.

  3. elix says:

    I can’t wait to see what Midas Harper touches and turns to shit next.

    I can haz federal election plz?

  4. squishymcphee says:

    “What could possibly go wrong?”

  5. Andrew Hlavats says:

    This makes me so angry.

  6. papercup mixmaster says:

    “Maybe the Conservative government should listen to some scientists before ruining science policy.”
    Yes, but they would have to care about science or education first. 

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Or facts.

      • Kimmo says:

        Well, that’s it – so many conservatives seem to think they can change reality by wishing.

        ‘Never mind all your ‘research’ and ‘evidence’ – I have my mighty, unassailable opinion.’

    • spacedmonkey says:

      Ruining science policy is the POINT.  These fucking savages want to drag the rest of us back to the iron age with them so they can live out their Conan the Barbarian fantasies. 

  7. Boundegar says:

    WTF did they steal Gorge Bush from us?

  8. Bloo says:

    Wish there was a possibility of establishing the Nation of Science and Rational Thought for the Americas,  and let the people in the US and Canada who want to dismantle science when it is inconvenient for business go elsewhere

  9. dexitroboper says:

    It’s not a big deal. Australia has had an industry-collaborative government funded research organisation since the 1930′s http://www.csiro.au

  10. BradBell says:

    Government’s true constituents.

  11. Warren Grant says:

    If Harper has his way, eventually we will have no government since it will all be farmed out to various corporations on contract. He is without any doubt, the most backward, ignorant, anti-scientific,  anti-citizen (unless you are corporate) and anti-environmental politician we have ever produced. Why my fellow citizens continue to elect scum like this is beyond me, and extremely embarrassing I have to say. Its hard to be proud of being a Canadian when we let people like Harper ruin the country for their own selfish ends.

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