Bruce Hyer says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is murdering science.
The independent MP on Thursday spoke out against the federal government’s plan to close Northwestern Ontario’s Experimental Lake Area, saving taxpayers $2 million a year.
Hyer said Canadians need to wake up to the Harper agenda.
The ELA, located southeast of Kenora, is a freshwater research station operated under the auspices of the Departments of both Fisheries and Oceans and the Environment. It consists of 58 small lakes and watersheds, and has been open since 1968.
Hyer is worried this is just the beginning.
“It isn’t just the ELA,” Hyer said at city hall, after a noontime news conference put on by the Coalition to Save ELA.
“There have been hundreds and hundreds of scientists laid off by Environment Canada. Stephen Harper doesn’t believe that climate change is human caused and isn’t doing anything to stop it. And his real agenda, besides power and control for himself is to pump oil out of Canada as fast as he can.”
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