Read about the similarities here: 'In the Soviet Era as in Canada: Science Suffers Under Authoritarian Rule' http://bit.ly/18zsNA0
The New York Times editorial board has accused the Harper government of seeking to "guarantee public ignorance" by muzzling federal Canadian scientists. "This is more than an attack on academic freedom. It is an attempt to guarantee public ignorance."
Harper conservatives Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Canadian Scientists >http://bit.ly/IN16KB
Globe and Mail: Censorship is alive and well in Canada – just ask scientists http://bit.ly/JeBDKY
Toronto Star: Harper government’s muzzling of scientists a mark of shame for Canada http://bit.ly/19Exwy2
Stephen Harper over the years has apparently styled himself after the former Soviet dictator, utilizing portions of Joseph Stalins' philosophy in order to divide and conquer, in order to keep himself in power.http://bit.ly/1dEFPN7
"Harper's choice of reading material has disturbed even some of his own party members. A senior conservative cabinet minister (who asked that the national post do not release his name) claims that: Harper had "read and mastered" the biography and leadership style of Russia's Communist dictator Josef Stalin, and said the prime minister has adopted some of the same tactics. "He plays people off against one another, he attempts to inspire fear rather than respect, he is unpredictable and he is 100 per cent focused on eliminating the opposition," the senior Conservative explained."
Reference: 'Stephen Harper's reading material', Allan Woods, CanWest News Service, September 16 2006: