The Canadian government has overhauled science communication policies in a bid to silence any evidence that might go against its economic agenda.
Science, and the culture of evidence and inquiry it supports, has a long relationship with democracy. Widely available facts have long served as a check on political power. Attacks on science, and on the ability of scientists to communicate freely, are ultimately attacks on democratic governance. (...) - University World News, by Carol Linnitt, 29 June 2013 Issue No:278