Government Scientists Gather To Protest Something Everybody Thought Was A “Conspiracy”

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Scientists working for the Canadian government are starting to raise their voices, accusing the federal government of ?muzzling? them and their findings on various issues, particularly when it comes to climate change. Apparently, the union representing this group of researchers will be taking ?the unusual step of demanding Ottawa enshrine scientific independence in their collective agreement.?  (source)

The union represents 15,000 government scientists and is proposing multiple revisions within the collective agreement, one of which states that scientists should have the right to talk about their work at conferences and to the media and their families ? as long as they make it clear that they are ?speaking in their personal capacity and not on behalf of the Government of Canada.? (source)

Michael Rennie, a scientist with the Experimental Lakes Area ? an organization that was run by by the federal government and  is now a non-profit group…

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