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Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

Sources Select Resources

Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook
Similar moves by US Republican president met sharp backlash from 10,000 scientists.
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2014
The Tyee
The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical s...
A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
Brown, Alleen
Article
2017
The Intercept
Via memos leaked to the press, rogue tweets, and unnamed agency sources, the public learned of growing pressure on federal employees to avoid sharing their scientific work. Meanwhile, small but signif...
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
'The Death of Evidence' in Canada: Scientists' Own Words
Data distorted for 'propaganda' and other complaints against the Harper government made at last week's Ottawa rally
Gibbs, Katie; Houben, Adam; Hutchings, Jeff, Mooers, Arne, Trudeau, Vance L., Orihel, Diane
Article
2012
The Tyee
DFO Library Closures Anger Scientific Community
Thorkelson, Erika
Article
2014
DeSmog Canada
When word first broke that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was closing seven of their libraries, government officials promised that there would be no loss of vital historical material. Today ma...
Harper's Seven-Year War on Science
Chris Turner's treatise on Tory anti-empiricism should spark outrage. But those in power won't see it.
Kilian, Crawford
Article
2013
The Tyee
Loss of Librarians Devastating to Science and Knowledge in Canada
Thorkelson, Erika
Article
2014
DeSmog Canada
The closure of federal libraries and loss of specialized librarians impacts negatively on the state of science and knowledge in Canada.
Science and liberation
Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
Briarpatch
The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation a...
Scientists Protest Canada's War on Science
Rugh, Peter
Article
2014
Waging Non-Violence
The Harper government is closing libraries, trashing documents and firing thousands of scientists — while handing out billions in subsidies to oil companies.
Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds' Claims for Science Library Closures
Goal stated is 'culling' research, not preserving and sharing through digitization
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Tyee
A federal document marked "secret" obtained by Postmedia News indicates the closure or destruction of more than half a dozen world famous science libraries has little if anything to do with digitizing...
Silence of the Labs
Film/Video
2014
Fifth Estate - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive C...
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?
Scientists reject Harper government claims vital material is being saved digitally
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Tyee
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital ...

Sources Bookshelf

Bold Scientists
Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science
Riordon, Michael
Book
2014
Accounts of scientists working in the public interest despite powerful opposition.
Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
The War on Science
Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada
Turner, Chris
Book
2013
Do No Science, Hear No Science, Speak No Science -- that is the Harper agenda. And if this agenda is most evident and most pronounced in environmental science, that's simply because it is the field mo...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Industry Canada
Industry Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, and innovative knowledge-based Canadian economy that provides more and better jobs for Canadians; supports stronger, sustainable business...


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