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Stephen Harper Ignoring Canada's Top Scientists Concerns Over Tar Sands

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    It looks like America is not alone when it comes to conservative politicians ignoring their countries top scientists and trying to re-write the regulatory rules to benefit their big business friends. The Financial Post, a Canadian newspaper, recently reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government decided that they didn't necessarily like all the warnings that his own scientists were giving him about the possible impact to the nations water and fishing supply, so his government rewrote the environmental regulations regarding the oil tar sands to his liking.

    The tar sands are a highly controversial topic here in America, but it's nice to see that some up in Canada are also questioning their government when it comes to the wisdom of ignoring their own scientists and just going full steam ahead, all in the name of unrestrained capitalism.