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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!

MEDIA RELEASE The federal government is soliciting feedback on their consultation paper - Seizing Canada’s moment: moving forward in science, technology and innovation - to inform a revised science, technology and innovation strategy to be released later this year. This will update a strategy adopted in 2007 entitled Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage. “Most of the questions posed in the consultation paper are focused on business innovation,” said Dr. Scott Findlay, Professor of Biology at the University of Ottawa. “While business innovation is certainly important for our economic prosperity, many other aspects of Canadian science are equally important for the long-term well-being of Canadians.”