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PENINSULA: Harper should listen to his own advice on science

I almost drove off the road while listening to Prime Minister Harper’s recent statement about vaccines on the morning radio news.

He clearly stated that parents should get their children vaccinated, science is behind it, and he does not understand how people can go off with their own theories that are not supported by scientific fact.

Northern Gateway and the Alberta tar sands, greenhouse gas emission control and reduction, fish farms, muzzling of government scientists, firing of same, planning for climate change impacts, and many, many other environmental concerns — all come to mind.

These are situations where he has deliberately chosen to ignore science.

He needs to take his own advice very seriously and start right now to listen to the people who know much more than he does — the scientists.

Linda Brown

North Saanich

 

 

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