Rick Mercer: PMO Pest Control
When our current Federal Government isn’t trying to eliminate Environment Canada (or at least render is useless), it is busy muzzling it’s own scientists and controlling what Canadians hear about the research that their tax dollars are paying for. The goal is to make sure that what Canadians (and people around the world) hear is in line with government policy.
In other words, while Canadian public policy should be based on scientific information, scientific information is actually based on Conservative public policy.
While I am tempted to go on about how such “anti-science” governance is horrible for our democracy and our environment, I will instead turn to comedian Rick Mercer. During his latest episode of The Rick Mercer Report (which you can watch on CBC.ca), Mr. Mercer did what he does best: make fun of public policy through laughter. Please take a look at the video below.