National Observer: “Breaking: Federal Government Unmuzzles Scientists” Nov 6/15

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NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO SPEAK WITH MEDIA!

Throwback to 2013: “A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so. Invitations to participate in the online survey, hosted by Environics Research, were sent to 15,398 PIPSC members – scientists, researchers and engineers – engaged in scientific work in over 40 federal departments and agencies.”

The full Environics Research report can be found here: http://tiny.cc/54pq5x

Read the National Observer article here: http://tinyurl.com/qyaqguc

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