Apr 19, 2013

Science: Citizens getting back to basics

Kristina Virro
Katrina Clarke
Katiusha Cuntrera
Spencer Davis
Justin Zadorsky
At a time when the Canadian government is being investigated for attempts to muzzle scientists, a form of science -- citizen science -- that can't be silenced may be all the more important.
Apr 18, 2013

Canada Can Do Better: Weekly News Update from

Lindsey Pinto and Arielle Yip
Industry Minister Christian Paradis has signalled a lack of support for a Big Telecom backroom deal that goes around the spirit of rules meant to create more choice in the Canadian cell phone market.
Apr 11, 2013

We're not done yet: Weekly news update from

Lindsey Pinto and Arielle Yip
This week, we’re reporting back on the latest piece of the campaign to demand choice in Canada’s cell phone market, and we’re taking a quick look at the state of your online privacy.
Forum topic

Harper is muzzling govt scientists. Can 'citizen science' save the day?

Canada's Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault will be heading up an investigation into six governmental agencies to determine whether the Harper government has been "muzzling" its scientists.

According to Democracy Watch (, "Canada’s federal Conservative government led by Prime Minister Harper has established new policies that hide government research and valuable information Canadians have paid for – policies that are the same as those George W. Bush put in place when he was U.S. President."

But there's hope!  



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