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“Public science affects all of us - from clean drinking water to making sure bridges and roads are safe - it’s in all of our best interest to ensure that government science is independent, robust and openly communicated.” said Katie Gibbs, report author with Evidence for Democracy. “When government research has the resources necessary to carry out its mandate, it is less vulnerable to influence from external contractors, political pressure, and stakeholder interests.”

Ottawa (March 22, 2017) - In their 2017 budget tabled today, the Liberal government delivered on their promise to strengthen science in government, but fell short in supporting basic academic research.

Ottawa, March 9, 2016 – In an open letter sent today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal science ministers Kirsty Duncan and Navdeep Bains, two leading groups in the fight to restore evidence-based public policy are calling for scientific integrity provisions, including the right of federal scientists to speak publicly, to be added to collective bargaining agreements and formal science integrity policies at science-based departments.

Ottawa (November 3, 2015) - Evidence for Democracy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wendy Palen, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, as Chair of its Board of Directors.

Ottawa (October 20, 2015) –

The science group Evidence for Democracy congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on forming a majority government and welcomes the opportunity to work with the new government to rebuild Canada’s science capacity and adopt an evidence-based approach to policy development and government decision-making.