Canada’s War on Data

“Canada is facing a “national amnesia,” she says, a condition that will block its ability to keep government accountable, remember its past and plan its future.”

“Disappearing data is only one part of a larger narrative of a degradation of knowledge—one that extends from federal scientists being prevented from talking about their research on topics as mundane as snow to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission being forced totake the federal government to court to obtain documents that should have been available under Access to Information.”

Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data

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