The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs Classroom Favourites

The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs Classroom Favourites

Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive Canadians of crucial information. In the past five years the federal government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their funding. Programs that monitored things such as smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change have been drastically cut or shut down. CBC’s The Fifth Estate speaks to scientists across the country who are concerned that Canadians will suffer if their elected leaders have to make policy decisions without the benefit of independent, fact-based science.

  • 2013
  • 00:42:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/26/2014
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