Librarian blogs ‘long, unexaggerated, devastating’ cuts to Canadian science

Three weeks ago, York University librarian John Dupuis posted a story in “Confessions of a Science Librarian,” his personal blog, which aimed to show what he called the Conservative government’s “campaign to undermine evidence-based scientific, environmental and technical decision-making.”

The post exploded with 40,000 page views, more than 9,000 recommendations on Facebook, and more than a thousand tweets.

The blog post, titled “The Canadian War on Science: A Long, Unexaggerated, Devastating Chronological Indictment,” is, according to the author, “a chronology of all the various cuts, insults, muzzlings and cancellations that I’ve been able to dig up.” It links to more than 100 news stories about scientific programs the Conservatives have discontinued or stopped funding since 2006.

Read the full story here.


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