Here is a disturbing article from the National Post on how some municipalities are practicing anti-science under pressure from fringe groups.
In the past few years, towns, villages and cities throughout Canada have passed a wave of laws that could well be described as “anti-science.” Water fluoridation bans. Anti-WiFi resolutions. GE free zones. The decisions often fly in the face of scientific consensus, ignore the advice of experts and lend legitimacy to groups once considered fringe.
But, as activists are starting to discover, science does not matter when a city hall meeting is facing a room full of angry townsfolk.