Federal science minister Greg Rickford not commenting on fundraising letter labelling some scientists 'radical ideologues' - 2013-10-08
OTTAWA – The federal minister responsible for promoting scientific research isn't commenting on a political fundraising letter that allegedly suggested some scientists were "radical ideologues" out to get him.
The letter, reported on by iPolitics, asked Conservatives for money to help the minister, Greg Rickford, counter criticism in a published opinion piece written by scientists who did research at the Experimental Lakes Area, a world-renowned Canadian water research facility,
"We can't let these attacks go unanswered," said a leaked version of the fundraising letter. "Even as little as $5 can have a large impact in helping Greg."