The following opinion piece by E4D Executive Director Katie Gibbs appeared in iPolitics on November 17th 2013.

Is it time for scientists to leave the lab and enter the political fray?

A report released today by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) based on a survey of federal scientists indicates that many believe censoring and suppression of publicly-funded science is widespread. These results provide additional evidence for concerns about the muzzling of federal scientists, and highlight the need for new less restrictive communication policies.