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Where is Canada at with the Fundamental Science review? Read our analysis to find out!

By Umais A Baqi, Mairin Deith, Eashan Halbe, Kim Pho, and Farah Qaiser

On April 10, 2017, the Fundamental Science Review was published — a review of Canada’s fundamental science and research ecosystem, including 35 recommendations. As the review approaches it’s five year anniversary, Evidence for Democracy carried out a second review of the recommendations

I’m thrilled to share news with you today: we are welcoming our new Director of Research and Policy, Farah Qaiser!

Our “new” government — and what it means for science

Canada’s 44th federal election has now come and gone.

Blink, and you may have missed the campaign — it was, after all, a mere 36 days. Blink, and you may also miss Canada’s 44th session of Parliament — there is already talk of the 45th election. Blink again, and well, you would be forgiven for mistaking our 44th Parliament for the 43rd — the result was largely the same as the 2019 election

By Rhonda Moore, Farah Qaiser, Jeff Kinder, and Rachael Maxwell

The Institute on Governance (IOG) and Evidence for Democracy (E4D) have partnered together to offer a non-partisan analysis* of science and innovation commitments in the Bloc Quebecois, Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP party political platforms, through a lens of policy for science and science for policy.


COVID-19 has put science in the global spotlight like never before. From immunology, virology and epidemiology, to genome sequencing and mRNA vaccines, the solutions delivered by science have unfolded at a pace unmatched by nearly any other tool at our disposal over the past 18 months. This problem-solving capacity should not be tucked away for the next crisis, but deliberately deployed as an approach to tackling our biggest challenges. 

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