Feds crack down on ‘silly’ Canadian ‘science museum’
Posted On July 25, 2021
The federal government is cracking down on a Canadian science museum that promotes the debunked “vaccine injury myths.”
The Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Fredericton is facing fines of up to $5,000 for hosting a lecture series and events in which a speaker promoted the “vaccination injury myths” and claimed there were no studies showing the benefits of vaccination.
Museum of the history of science and technology (MHT) has been cited by the Canadian Science Media Institute (CSMI) for hosting two of its lectures on vaccines and autism, which are scheduled to run from Nov. 1 to March 31, according to the CSMI.
The CSMI has previously called on the CSMIs board to revoke its charter.
The CNRSU is also threatening to sue the MHT and its board.
“The [MHT] is attempting to suppress scientific inquiry by attempting to shut down the CNRSUs free speech rights,” the CNRU said in a statement released by its website, the National Union of Students.
“This is the latest attempt by the university to silence our voices, our students, our educators and our students’ families.
Our students deserve better.”
The CNRUs letter also demands that the MHS be dissolved, and that the CNRs board resign and be replaced by a “member of the community who is independent of the university and its trustees.”
The letter states that the CSMLI, a non-profit that promotes science education, and the CNRPU, which represents students at the MHC, have not responded to the CNRCs request for comment.
The MHT has previously denied having any affiliation with CSMI and its advocacy of “vaccines are unsafe” and “vaxxed” in a press release.
In a statement to The Hill, the MHB said it supports the CNRLs “freedom of speech and the freedom of students to engage in scientific inquiry.”
“The MHC supports the right of students, faculty and staff to engage with the public in science, science education and the broader science-based economy,” the statement said.
The statement said the MHP, which is the parent organization of the MHTS, would review its position on the MHD.
It said the CSMU’s charter requires that “it be independent of its trustees and be open to the free exercise of all its members.
Its board is accountable to the University of Frederictown.”