I guess this event was cancelled. I hope it gets rescheduled. Skeptics in the Pub! Friday, January 17th - 7:00pm at the Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St. E., Toronto Dan Weaver will be speaking to us about Canadian government obstruction of science, and the efforts of Evidence for Democracy to combat it. As most of you are aware, science in Canada has been struggling lately, especially if you are working for the federal government. Many scientists have complained of being muzzled, and needing to jump through numerous hoops before they are allowed to talk to the press or the public. These scientists are conducting research that is supposedly done to benefit Canadians, and is paid for by your tax dollars, but access to the information discovered is increasingly difficult. Evidence for Democracy is an organisation composed of Canadian scientists, and among their goals are restoring public access, and allowing scientists to communicate their findings without censorship. Dan Weaver is a PhD candidate in atmospheric physics at the University of Toronto. His work primarily revolves around measurements taken at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) on Ellesmere Island, near Eureka, Nunavut. https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/ People say these new rules limiting what scientists can say followed lobbying of the Harper government by our friends, Koch Industries. No Ruler will say this happened because the government is almost as evil as psychiatry. If we just got rid of the government and allowed Koch Industries to menace scientists directly, things would be better.