VANCOUVER — Top bureaucrats in Ottawa have muzzled a leading fisheries scientist whose discovery could help explain why salmon stocks have been crashing off Canada’s West Coast, according to documents obtained by Postmedia News.
The documents show the Privy Council Office, which supports the Prime Minister’s Office, stopped Kristi Miller from talking about one of the most significant discoveries to come out of a federal fisheries lab in years.
After Dr. Millers report was published in Science Magazine, Time magazine attempted to contact her for an interview, of which she was denied. Salmon Activists in support of Dr. Miller and her research, made a satirical reference to her being named ‘scientist of the year’
UPDATE: August 26, 2011
On August 25th, Dr. Kristi Miller testified at the Cohen Commission under cross examination by lawyers from the Conservation Coalition, she explains her frustration about not being able to speak. 5 Min audio clip