Posts Tagged "muzzling scientists"

Unmuzzle Science

Ted Hsu

Mr. Harper and his Conservative government’s approach to science and scientists is deeply troubling. His policy of “muzzling science” has had a significant impact for Canada and Canadian research. The government’s science partisan-designed communications policy for members of the civil…

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Canada can be a global innovation leader

Ted Hsu

This article was originally published December 1, 2014 in the Hill Times. International collaboration is critical to the advancement of science, and this article found that studies featuring international collaboration in their research were more likely to be published in…

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Can Scientists Speak?

Ted Hsu

Today, Evidence for Democracy released Can Scientists Speak?, a report evaluating communication policies for federal government scientists. This is an important report.   I’ve tried to understand and assess the government’s communications policies for scientists. I’ve used Order Paper Questions to ask the government…

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We must unmuzzle scientists

Ted Hsu

I’ve been concerned with the muzzling of scientists since I first became a Member of Parliament. I’ve been pleased to speak at rallies, write opinion pieces and advocate for science and science funding as the Liberal Party’s critic for science…

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Closing Science Libraries?

Ted Hsu

I’m worried about recent news stories on the closure of science libraries. Last year, the Conservative government decided to “consolidate” the 11 Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries into only four. The government claims that this is a “modernizing” practice…

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The Big Chill

Ted Hsu

Yesterday the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) released The Big Chill, a survey posed to their 15,398 science-based members, including federal scientists, researchers and engineers. The survey looked at the scale and impact of “muzzling” federal scientists, and…

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Standing up for Science and Academic Freedoms

Ted Hsu

Last week, I was honoured to speak at the Stand Up for Science rally in Kingston, as well as to debate the subject of freedom of speech for government scientists with my Parliamentary colleagues on Power and Politics. I am…

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