A scientist has been sent home from his government job for writing a political protest song about Stephen Harper. Fight back against the crackdown — sign to support Tony, then watch the video and help spread it everywhere. Let’s turn this censorship into a political nightmare!
Environment Canada scientist Tony Turner wrote a political protest song about Stephen Harper – and now he’s been put on leave and is being investigated by the government!
They want to silence free speech and stop the song, “Harperman”, from reaching a bigger audience…but it’s about to backfire big time. Because if everyone receiving this email watches the video after signing at the link below, it will be seen by 3% of Canada – if we all share it with just one other person, 6% of Canada, and so on.
Let’s make this viral and timely video a political nightmare for a government trying to silence critics. Click now and help make this huge by signing a petition demanding Tony be reinstated immediately – then watch the video and help “Harperman” take-off across the country by sharing on Facebook, and everywhere else:
Tony Turner is a popular folk singer, and also a scientist at Environment Canada. When a recording of his “Harperman” political protest song — calling on the country to get rid of the Harper government – was posted on Youtube, he was suspended and put under investigation.
Environment Canada says that all employees agree to comply with a value and ethics code that lays out expected behaviour – but the Supreme Court has said that public service workers have a right to free expression — just like the rest of us.
Our government has consistently muzzled scientists and public servants whose opinions or research could threaten their policies. And we’ve seen how it views protest, passing Bill C-51 that labels environmental activists as “security threats”.
Fortunately, they can’t silence the internet. Click now to stand with Tony and watch the video – and to share it around the country:
It’s our right to protest, and we shouldn’t be punished for it. Let’s turn this story and “Harperman” into a political nightmare as election season comes into full swing.