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Dr. Steve Campana is a renowned fisheries biologist, who previously headed up both the Otolith Research Laboratory and the Canadian Shark Research Laboratory for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He left the public service after government cutbacks and policy changes made his working environment increasingly difficult. He now holds an academic appointment at the University of Iceland, which is where we spoke to him.

In advance of Monday's election, E4D volunteers have put together some infographics looking at the education breakdown for MPs and cabinet ministers in our last Parliament. Keep this information in mind when you head to the polls on Monday!

University of Waterloo Biologist, Trevor Charles and Evidence for Democracy's Research Coordinator, Alana Westwood examine the shortcomings of Canada's science and innovation approach in this The Hill Times opinion-editorial.

For the first time in Canadian history, science and smart decision-making have become an election issue. This is a huge accomplishment, but there is still much work to be done. Check out what you can do today to make sure we elect a science-friendly government on October 19th!

Public concern surrounding the state of science and evidence-based decision-making in Canada has risen dramatically in recent years. In response to these concerns and in anticipation of the upcoming election, Evidence for Democracy distributed a science policy questionnaire to all major party leaders to gain insight into how they plan to address these issues if elected.