CBC’s The Fifth Estate - Silence of the Labs

Make sure to watch the Fifth Estate this Friday, January 10, at 9pm EST for 'Silence of the Labs'.

Make sure to watch the Fifth Estate this Friday, January 10, at 9pm EST for 'Silence of the Labs'.

“In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to hundreds of renowned research institutes and programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now some scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells the story of scientists - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast to the far Arctic Circle.”

Please share to help get the word out about what is happening to public science in Canada. See http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/ for more air times.

Katie Gibbs

Executive Director

Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her PhD at the University of Ottawa researching threats to endangered species, she was one of the lead organizers of the ‘Death of Evidence’ rally - one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history. Katie cofounded Evidence for Democracy and now serves as its Executive Director.