What the hell? Why did we just fire our national science adviser?
All politics, no science, for Harper — Toronto Star
And why, when somebody asked about it in parliment, did the response come from Jim Prentice, the industry minister?
Has science recently become less relevant to policy? Did having somebody around to do high-level non-partisan synthesis of policy-relevant science just suddenly seem like an expensive luxury?
Well, here’s what Minister Prentice had to, uh, say:
Industry Minister Jim Prentice rose to respond. “Under the science and technology strategy which this government has put forward, there is an intent to focus the science and technology strategy to harness more resources.”
Sweet jesus, what language is he speaking? I’m terrifed that it might be english.
Here’s Adam Bly of Seed on the topic: