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Scientists hold mock funeral for “evidence”

Hundreds protest on Parliament Hill


Hundreds of scientists donned in black made a sober march to Parliament Hill today, where they gathered to mourn the ‘death’ of something they knew well and loved: evidence.

Ottawa scientists organized the protest, which was orchestrated to look like a funeral, to oppose was what they say is a deliberate campaign by the federal government campaign to reduce the capacity of federal institutions to collect evidence and bring it forward to inform citizens.

They were provoked by the elimination of the mandatory long-form census last year, and recent closure of a laboratory that monitors climate change in Nunavut.

Organizer Katie Gibbs told the CBC that regardless of political ideology, the importance of facts is something all Canadians should agree to preserve:

“Regardless of the decisions that the government decides to make, our democracy depends on an informed public.”


Scientists hold mock funeral for “evidence”

  1. I did not learn about this in time or I would have been there. The idea of a government not useing logic, reason, and science is like a bird trying to fly without useing it’s wings. The age of reason has truly ended with Steven Harper and his party.

    I doubt this will change the minds of the Government and their minions but one can hope that it will make people that are not hard line conservatives to THINK and vote for another party next election.

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