An interesting editorial was published today on nature.com and will be coming out in tomorrow’s edition of Nature. It’s titled Frozen out: Canada’s government should free its scientists to speak to the press, as its US counterpart has . It has clear importance to the topic of this blog so I’m providing a link to it here.
The following few sentences which are extracted directly from the article do a good job of summarizing its message:
The editors of Nature devote their career to disseminating science, and are recognized as being among the most qualified in the world to do so. They take their job seriously and are expressing concern about a very serious issue that affects Canada in a very important way. We should heed their message.
 The details of how to access the article are:
Nature 483, 6; 2012 (doi:10.1038/483006a)
It refers to another article, also from Nature and with a very similar message, that can be accessed here:
K. O’Hara, Nature 467, 501; 2010 (doi:10.1038/467501a)
Updated March 3/2012 to fix a typo.