On June 7, 2018, Ontario elected a new Conservative government, led by Doug Ford. The shift in government has led to many changes in Ontario that are still emerging, including several shifts pertaining to science and research.
At Evidence for Democracy, we care about science capacity and ensuring that government decisions are made transparently, with robust evidence supporting them. As such, we’ve been closely monitoring the changes in Ontario to make sure that science, research and evidence-informed decision-making is a priority.
We wanted to bring you up to speed with some of the initiatives we’ve undertaken regarding science in the provincial government.