Science Under Siege

Questionnaire results – where the parties stand on science

Public concern surrounding the state of science and evidence-based decision-making in Canada has risen dramatically in recent years. In response to these concerns and in anticipation of the upcoming election, Evidence for Democracy distributed a science policy questionnaire to all major party leaders to gain insight into how they plan to address these issues if elected.

Here we have summarized the responses from the Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, and Green Party of Canada. No response was received from the Conservative Party of Canada.

https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/en/content/opposition-parties-commit-open-science-communication-and-new-government-science-office

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Effective democracies, however we might define that, make “good” policies. Good policies are based on evidence-based data. That is the purview of science. CBC Ideas ask the question:  “What happens to societies which turn their backs on curiosity-driven research?”, in its 3 part series – well worth the listen.

Ideas: Science Under Siege

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