Great start for the Science Pledge

On Tuesday, Evidence for Democracy launched the Science Pledge, the first part of its wider campaign to make science and evidence-based decision-making a federal election issue this year.

The Science Pledge is an easy way for all Canadians - individuals, organizations, and political candidates alike - to support the public-interest science that keeps us safe, healthy, and prosperous.

E4D held a press conference at Parliament on June 16, 2015 to formally launch the campaign. Three MPs from across party lines came together to take the Pledge, including:

  • NDP MP and Official Opposition Science and Technology Critic, Kennedy Stewart
  • Liberal MP, Marc Garneau
  • Green Party MP and Leader, Elizabeth May.

Watch the MPs sign on to the Science Pledge at the press conference here.

After its launch, the Pledge sparked a debate surrounding science, and evidence-based decision-making in the House of Commons during question period.

You can read more about the Science Pledge launch and the day’s events in the media coverage below:

Looks like we are well on our way to spotlighting this important issue in the federal election this October, so let’s keep the momentum going!

You can stand up science and smart decision-making right now by taking the Science Pledge and sharing it with your network (Facebook or Twitter).


Marija Curran

Communications and Development Coordinator

Marija Curran joined Evidence for Democracy as a Communications and Fundraising Coordinator in 2014. She comes to E4D from the Council of Canadian Academies where she worked as a Communications Coordinator to create and promote independent, evidence-based research for public policy development.