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Review of Ontario's Endangered Species Act

The Ontario government is currently reviewing the Endangered Species Act “to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development.” We need experts to weigh in to make sure any changes made to the act are evidence-based. We don't have long to act - a proposal has been posted online and comments from the public are being accepted until March 4th. Below is a list of resources and background information on the Ontario Endangered Species Act to help you prepare your comments - thank you to Dr. Sheila Colla and others for providing us with these helpful resources. 

Please consider submitting a comment and sharing this resource list with your peers! 

Ahead of Budget 2019, the Department of Finance held a consultation period calling for Canadians to respond to a survey and submit feedback on priorities for the next federal budget. E4D participated in this consultation, submitting a call for further investments in research in line with the Fundamental Science Review recommendations along with calls to increase capacity for government science advice and science integrity. 

I am thrilled to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Research and Policy Director of Evidence for Democracy.

This blog is a follow-up to our recent post "Vaccination: Protection for You and Me" by guest author Whitney Weigel.