Government Downsizing

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Abandoning the Public Interest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook: Similar moves by US Republican president met sharp backlash from 10,000 scientists.
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2014
The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical s...
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
The Poor Must Die: Anglo-American Political Philosophy 101
Floyd, Chris
Article
2010
For more than 30 years, the world-dominating Anglo-American alliance has been under the sway of factions which, for all their internal squabbling and hair-splitting, are strongly united in their stead...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Scientists Protest Canada's War on Science
Rugh, Peter
Article
2014
The Harper government is closing libraries, trashing documents and firing thousands of scientists — while handing out billions in subsidies to oil companies.
Seven Public Sector Myths
Finn, Ed
Article
Fact and fiction about the public sector.
What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?: Scientists reject Harper government claims vital material is being saved digitally
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital ...

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Silence of the Labs
2014
Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive C...

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