Tuesday, July 10, 2012

*sigh* … The right wing has our scientists out in the streets instead of in the lab improving our lives …


Scientists to march through Ottawa in white lab coats in protest at cuts to research and environmental damage

Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper

Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper: his government is accused of jeopardising
Canada’s scientific reputation. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

Harper is accused of pushing through a slew of policies weakening or abolishing environmental protections – with an aim of expanding development of natural resources such as the Alberta tar sands.

How fast, I wonder, can this government reduce this great country to a 3rd world backwater where the resources are sold cheap for the benefit of the 1% and the average citizen cannot find a job and is jailed for minor offenses against the right wing behavioral ideal (which they seem to have a great deal of trouble sticking to themselves.)