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The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada Paperback – Sep 20 2013
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Chris Turner's revealing book should be required reading by all Canadians to understand the enormity of the Harper war against science so we can bring it to a halt. —David Suzuki(2013-01-07)
A blunt and evidence-based account of Harper's extreme ideological assault on science, reason and Canada's international reputation. Essential reading for all Canadians. — Andrew Nikiforuk(2013-07-23)
Canada is being remade before our eyes, and Chris Turner shows us how. With reason and research, he eloquently demonstrates how the Harper government is systematically dismantling the mechanisms of science and reason that have enabled this country to not only flourish but to earn the admiration of the world. In their place a New Canada is emerging, one in which unwelcome evidence is suppressed, dissenters are ostracized and ideology trumps rational thought. It's a Canada that I'll wager neither we nor our allies would have ever imagined possible, and the only thing more alarming than the speed with which it's happening is the passivity with which it's being allowed. The War on Science is an urgent book that anyone who cares about Canada - the idea, the nation, the democracy - should read. —John Vaillant(2013-07-26)
This is the story—by now familiar to Canadians—of savage budget cuts and muzzled federal employees. Importantly, Turner underscores that this issue transcends the environment and climate science. It affects how we address public health, crime, labour, immigration, and, ironically, economics. — Quill & Quire(2013-10-19)
The War on Science is a powerful and eloquent plea for Canada to not only restore its place as an international leader in science and environmental responsibility, but to once again become a fully modern state. —Winnipeg Free Press(2013-10-19)
The War on Science is a book that absolutely must be read by every Canadian interested in the future of science and science policy in the country . . . Buy a copy for yourself. Buy a copy for your Canadian academic, public or high school library. Buy a copy for your conservative friends, buy a copy for your liberal friends. Buy a copy for your Member of Parliament. Make no mistake. This is a manifesto and a call to action. It’s time for the scientific community to get engaged —Science Blogs(2013-10-19)
But put all the facts together, as Turner does so ably in this important and necessary book, and you start to appreciate just how far back the clock has been set on Canada’s environmental protections . . . The War on Science is a tremendously important book and you owe it to your country to read it. —The National Post(2013-10-19)
"The War on Science gives us ammo to join the battle for evidence-based public policy. Read it and fight!" —Alberta Views(2014-01-01)
About the Author
Chris Turner is a journalist and the author of The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy, a finalist for the 2011 National Business Book Award, and The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. He lives in Calgary.
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Turner does a great job of weaving all the pieces together, in context of the latest demonstrations in Ottawa all the way back to early days of discovery in Canada, and touching on the relatively enlightened Mulroney era.
Do yourself a favour, especially if you think of Canada as a progressive country - read this book ASAP.
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It arrived in excellent condition and it sits on my bedside table because Mr Harper is gone resigned He silenced everyone even me.Published 8 months ago by Dorothy McElhinney
I just finished reading this book and urge every Canadian to read it before the October 19th election. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dianave
Turner brings together the elements of the issue of the Harper government's approach to science and its value in policy development. A timely source.Published 13 months ago by Richard Wieselprecht
A must read for any Canadian who truly cares about this country.Published 14 months ago by Valerie Sullivan
From the very first page, every paragraph is filled with facts and rounded out with rock solid analysis that clearly shows Harper's Conservatives are destroying the Canadian... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard W Keeler
Well researched exposition of how the Harper (formerly Canadian) gov't muzzles scientific research reports when they contradict Party Talking Points.Published on May 30 2014 by J. Peter Milner
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