Last week’s call by Ecojustice and friends for an investigation of climate change denier groups was covered by National Observer, Edmonton Journal and Vice. Friends of Science wrote a response, as did ICSC Director Tom Harris in comments on DeSmog. And I got twitterbombed!
“Group of CDN scientists ask govt to make disagreeing with any of their claims a criminal offense.”
No, Prof. McKitrick, we didn’t.
Our application to the Competition Commissioner is based on existing law, which says that
“No person shall, for the purpose of promoting… any business… knowingly or recklessly make a representation to the public that is false or misleading in a material respect.”
We have asked the Competition Commissioner to investigate whether or not climate denier groups have illegally furthered their business interests, or those of their sponsors, by spreading misinformation.