Strict controls on what federal researchers can
reveal about their work is a disservice to science and the public, and the Canadian government’s information policies are muzzling government scientists in their dealings with the media, writes
Kathryn O’Hara, president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and a Carleton University journalism professor, in an opinion piece published online by Nature.

Strict controls on what federal researchers can
reveal about their work is a disservice to science and the public, and the Canadian government’s information policies are muzzling government scientists in their dealings with the media, writes
Kathryn O’Hara, president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and a Carleton University journalism professor, in an opinion piece published online by Nature.

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Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.