Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


Doctors, scientists vow to continue protests against Prime Minister Harper government’s agenda

Medical doctors, who promise to continue the practice, have been showing up at Cabinet ministers’ press conferences to protest changes to healthcare coverage for refugees and scientists recently held a rally on the Hill to protest federal government muzzling of its scientists and cuts to research program funding, but the jury’s out on whether these public protests will influence public opinion or the government.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Here come the scientists: On July 10, nearly 2,000 activists, students, and scientists wearing white lab coats marched on Parliament Hill to protest the ‘death of evidence’ that has resulted from the federal government muzzling its scientists and cutting funding for important federal research programs.

 

To View the rest of this article, please choose one of the following

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.



back to article Doctors, scientists vow to continue protests against Prime Minister Harper government’s agenda
Editor’s Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of The Hill Times. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed.
For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page. If you see a typo or error in a story, report it to us here news@hilltimes.com.

Doctors, scientists vow to continue protests against Prime Minister Harper government’s agenda

Medical doctors, who promise to continue the practice, have been showing up at Cabinet ministers’ press conferences to protest changes to healthcare coverage for refugees and scientists recently held a rally on the Hill to protest federal government muzzling of its scientists and cuts to research program funding, but the jury’s out on whether these public protests will influence public opinion or the government.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Here come the scientists: On July 10, nearly 2,000 activists, students, and scientists wearing white lab coats marched on Parliament Hill to protest the ‘death of evidence’ that has resulted from the federal government muzzling its scientists and cutting funding for important federal research programs.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE