Nature, one of the biggest and most-read scientific journals in the world, made this call in a February 29th editorial. The journal lamented the Harper Government’s undisguised hostility to openness, expert opinion and publicly-funded scientific expertise. Rightly so.
At some point, the government’s stated communication policy, posted on a federal website and directed civil servants, was to: “Provide the public with timely, accurate, clear, objective and complete information about its policies, programs, services and initiatives.”
That was then. Long before Harper and the Conservatives became entrenched and power-mad.