Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sophomoric Wankers

"A federal scientist who was fired after sharply objecting to a political directive from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has won back his position, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said Tuesday.

Andrew Okulitch, a 64-year-old "scientist emeritus" based in Salt Spring Island, B.C., objected to a Sept. 5 e-mail directive from Lunn’s office asking bureaucrats to refer to the Government of Canada as "Canada’s New Government."

Okulitch replied to the e-mail by writing: "While this ridiculous and embarrassing policy is in effect, I shall use Geological Survey of Canada ... as opposed to idiotic buzzwords coined by political hacks."

"Lunn said Tuesday the government has reversed that decision because Okulitch shouldn’t have received the e-mail in the first place.

He said the requirement to use the phrase "Canada’s New Government" was intended for bureaucrats providing correspondence for the minister’s office."

"We're proud to be the New Government of Canada,"

Unbelievable. That is all. Just. Unbelievable.

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