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May 19th was a big day for public science in Canada!
A rally taking place.

On May 19th, a recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist came forward to talk about the “climate of fear” federal government scientists face. On that same day, demonstrations were held across the country to support public scientists’ push to protect science integrity through their collective bargaining.

Evidence for Democracy participated in these demonstrations, supporting federal scientists’ request to have their collective agreement explicitly recognize their right to talk to journalists, attend scientific conferences, and make sure their science is protected from political interference – This would go a long way to improving the scientific integrity of our public science.

Today, we need your help to keep this conversation going!

These demonstrations sparked a national conversation on the importance of public science with coverage in all the main media outlets:

Canadaland Short Cuts
CBC News
CBC Power and Politics
CTV Canada AM
CTV News
CTV Power Play
The Chronicle Herald (May 21)
The Chronicle Herald (May 22)
The Chronicle Herald (May 26)
The Chronicle Herald (May 26)
The Chronicle Herald (Editorial Cartoon)
Common Dreams
DeSmog Canada
Global News
The Globe and Mail (May 17)
The Globe and Mail (May 22)
The Globe and Mail (Editorial Cartoon)
The Hill Times (May 20)
The Hill Times (May 25)
Metro News Ottawa (May 19)
Metro News Ottawa (May 26)
Montreal Gazette
National Post
Ottawa Citizen
Radio-Canada International
Radio-Canada Vancouver
The Rick Howe Show
Sustainable Business News
The Telegram
Times Colonist (May 22)
Times Colonist (May 24)
Times Colonist (May 26)
Toronto Star
Toronto Star (Editorial Cartoon)
Vice News
Winnipeg Free Press
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Please take a minute to show your support for our government scientists by signing and sharing our petition calling on the government to create a new open science communication policy.

Click here to find out how you can help us capitalize on this momentum and continue to push for our public scientists to be able to speak freely!

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