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Tentative government contract would guarantee scientists’ right to speak to media

The agreement between the federal government and Canadian scientists would lock in a “scientific integrity” clause first included in a 2017 agreement. The clause—which allows scientists to talk about their research without being a designated department spokesperson—would apply for four years to 15,000 Canadian scientists, researchers and engineers. This month, the agreement will be presented to the union for a ratification vote. (CBC)

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