Please let this not be an April Fools joke…


Seven federal departments and agencies, from Environment Canada to the National Research Council of Canada, have been told Suzanne Legault’s office plans to act on complaints about  “the systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media – and through them, the Canadian public – to timely access to government scientists.”

Via Information commissioner to investigate ‘muzzling’ of federal scientists.

A lesson in etymology for Jean Charest

Democracy: from the Greek: δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”,[1] which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (kratos) “power”, circa 400 BC.

So Mr. Charest, I’d like to point out that when you try to demonize the people by calling them “la rue“, you are basically alienating, if not insulting, the very people who are in charge of electing you. Not entirely sure how you thought this might be a good idea…