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We’ve reached a dangerous point in time where the answers to “what is true” and “who to trust” dominate the debate on important issues like climate change, vaccines, and immigration. Reality is apparently even debatable for seemingly unimportant issues like crowd sizes and the price of beer in Ontario.

Vaccination: Protection for You and Me

Our world has changed dramatically over the last century due to advances in modern science. Were we living in 1900, it would come as no surprise to have our health threatened by infectious disease, but today this possibility rarely crosses our minds.

It’s a case study in facts vs. misinformation. Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a long-awaited report; a “scientific blueprint” for how we can reach the global goals agreed to in Paris in 2015.

Objective, sound, and robust science, evidence, and data are needed to inform policy. When government decisions are made on the best available evidence, our health, environment, economy, and communities benefit

This is an excerpt from an op-ed authored by our Katie Gibbs and Kathleen Walsh, published in the Ottawa Citizen on July 20th, 2018. Read the full article here.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised to provide “value for money” when it comes to tax dollars spent on the public service. Days after taking office, he required the public service to cancel all subscriptions to newspapers and other sources of information, and freeze all travel outside the province.

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