For a decade in Canada, we experienced drastic funding cuts to both federal government and academic research, the scrapping of many important evidence gathering institutions, and the muzzling of government scientists. While many of these decisions have been reversed, President Trump’s recent attacks on science in the US remind us that we can’t ever take our victories as guarantees for the future.
With scientists marching all over the world, we have an unprecedented opportunity to stand up for science and smart-decision making. We can keep building the momentum for science and evidence-based decision-making in Canada!
This is your opportunity to stand up for the science needed for a strong democracy by taking the Science Pledge!
By taking the Pledge, you’re showing your support for science and committing to support actions that put evidence before politics to uphold the security, health, and prosperity of all Canadians.
Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to take the Pledge.
Please take the next step by:
Sharing the Pledge on Twitter and Facebook.
Checking out what organizations have taken the Pledge and encourage ones in your network to do the same.
Showing your commitment by sharing a picture of your signed Science Pledge form.
Your commitment to supporting science and actions that put evidence before politics will help to safeguard the health, safety, and prosperity of all Canadians.