Scientists staged a mock funeral at Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday, July 10 2012, in order to shine a light on the seemingly restrictive political atmosphere to sciencesor really any voice that could raise concerns, ideas, or evidence which goes against the current federal political direction. 

These scientists have hit my emotional nail on the head – I have been mourning this year the loss of our country’s  positive global image and accepting that my idealistic view of Canada as a nation that can debate tough issues by weighing opinions and science is one that has been suppressed by a small unified financial vision.

 

I know it is horrible to have such sad thoughts on another beautiful day! However, it is the beauty of the people I know, our natural environment, and the small victories that keeps me going, hoping, and contributing to a healthier nation – thanks to those scientists on Parliament Hill for doing the same. 

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