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Evidence for Democracy recently partnered with Situating Science for a public lecture at Dalhousie university with Evidence for Democracy's co-founder, Dr. Scott Findlay. The talk is called "Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science." Here is the abstract: Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the Canadian government’s attitude towards science. They are concerned about declining federal investment in public interest science; a shift away from federal funding of basic research to business-oriented research; policies that restrict the communication of scientific information among government scientists and to the public; and – despite assurances to the contrary from federal ministers – an increasingly cavalier attitude towards science-informed decision-making. Are these symptoms of an ongoing erosion of basic democratic principles? What are some possible therapeutic and preventative interventions? You can find a full video of the talk here, along with the full text here.

A supporter sent us this moving letter from concerned citizens in Kenora to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister of the Environment, and the Minister of State for Science and Technology regarding the closure of many federal science libraries across the country. Here is an excerpt:

We are worried and concerned about the elimination and doom of DFO programs and libraries and Canada’s ability to do science which will protect the natural world.

Evidence for Democracy is partnering with Situating Science to bring you an exciting event on March 5th!

 

Evidence for Democracy's co-founder, Dr. Scott Findlay, will be giving a public lecture at Dalhousie University as part of the Lives of Evidence lecture series. His talk is called Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science. 

 

You can watch the live stream here at 6:30pm EST: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/livesofevidence

There are a number of exciting E4D events coming up!

Katie Gibbs will be speaking in Toronto as part of Freedom to Read Week

What: Talk and screening of Silence of the Labs documentary
When: Saturday, March 1st
1pm - 2pm : Screening of Silence of the Labs
2pm - 3pm: Talk by Katie Gibbs
Where: Jane/Dundas Library 620 Jane St.

Joint the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/526619310784715/

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You can find a full video of Dr. Findlay's talk here and the text of the talk here.

Evidence for Democracy is partnering with Situating Science to bring you an exciting event on March 5th!