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By Chris Turner

A passionate and meticulously researched argument opposed to the Harper government's warfare on science

In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's assault on easy technology, technology communique, environmental rules, and the environmental NGO neighborhood is the main vicious attack ever waged through a Canadian executive at the primary rules of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic study stations as oil drilling starts off within the excessive Arctic to slashed learn budgets in agriculture, dramatic alterations to the nation's fisheries coverage, and the muzzling of presidency scientists, Harper's executive has successfully dismantled Canada's long-standing clinical culture. Drawing on interviews with scientists whose paintings has been halted by way of funds cuts and their colleagues in an NGO group more and more taken care of as an enemy of the nation, The struggle on Science paints a vibrant and damning portrait of a central authority that has deserted environmental stewardship and severed a nation.

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