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Book burning happening here and now

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Editor:

If you thought dismantling the Fisheries Act was bad, now Harper’s Conservatives have ordered what scientists are calling a “book burning.”

The federal government is closing some of the finest fishery and aquatic libraries in the world. 

First you axe staff, then you muzzle scientists, and finally you get rid of the science they produced.

Retired water ecologist David Schindler explained, “I am not surprised at all to find them trashing scientific libraries. Paranoid ideologues have burned books and records throughout human history to try to squelch dissenting visions that they view as heretical.”

And if you think this is all happening somewhere else, think again. Our local fisheries office in Madeira Park is now all but closed after the last fisheries officer and clerk received their notice.

Shame on those who voted for these guys.

Kirsten Shields, Gibsons


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