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We were recently asked to prepare responses to the Government of Canada's Draft Plan on Open Government and Revitalizing Access to Information. These commitments to make government information freely available to the public, and enshrining a culture of 'open by default', are laudible. They will help move the country towards a more transparent, accountable democracy. However, when it comes to science and integrity, these proposals fall short: they do not offer open science, as promised, but merely open scientific data.

Spring was a blur for us at E4D!  In addition to planning campus movie screenings, we organized a series of science pub nights and have recently launched our first volunteer newsletter!

This guest blog is by Mary-Herbert Copley, who explores the links between evidence and deliberative design when engaging in problem-solving for our institutions. 

On Saturday, May 7th, scientists and researchers across the country are coming together to celebrate Science Rendezvous -- an annual festival highlighting the amazing feats of science and engineering happening here in Canada! Evidence for Democracy is excited to announce that we are joining in the festivities with a series of Science Pub nights from coast to coast. If you live in Halifax, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, or Vancouver, please join us!

We have some exciting news to share with you! 

Kathleen Walsh joined the team in April and will be serving as the interim Executive Director for the next year while I’m away on parental leave starting in May.