“A Humanist Reflection on #Elxn42”

Ian Bushfield, Executive Director for the BC Humanist Association, has listed his expectations from Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberal government: “From what he promised during the campaign, there are lots of policies that I’ll be looking for Trudeau to follow through on, including: ♦ Action to legalize physician assisted … Continue reading

True North Smart and Free

Just in time for the anticipated announcement of an October federal election, Evidence for Democracy has launched True North Smart and Free: a new website with a series of short, engaging, shareable stories that documents changes to how science is collected, communicated, and used in federal policy decision-making and what this … Continue reading

Rick Mercer Calls Attention to Harper Government’s Anti-Science Stance

Earlier this week, Rick Mercer ranted about treatment of science by the current Canadian government. His words echo the statistics I’ve written about previously, that talk about how Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-science (an attitude that does not match our current government’s anti-science stance). Mercer points out that the government didn’t just eliminate the position of Office … Continue reading

Public Lecture: Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science

For those of you who have been following the current situation with science research programs in Canada being shut down and data being lost (see Fifth Estate Documentary, Silence of the Labs), you may be interested in the live streamed March 5th public lecture at Dalhousie University with Dr. Scott Findlay. … Continue reading

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