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At Evidence for Democracy, we take a broad view of science, one that includes a variety of means of establishing and testing knowledge. We promote the use of evidence in government decision-making with the conviction that this will lead to decisions that serve the public interest. And we understand that good decisions rely on input from both the natural and social sciences.

A question about science policy has never been asked at a federal leaders’ debate. Now more than ever that has to change.

This opinion piece by Evidence for Democracy's Dr. Katie Gibbs and Alana Westwood was originally posted in the Toronto Star.

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A guest blog by Andrew Park, associate professor of biology at the University of Winnipeg and Green Party candidate in Winnipeg South Centre.

A shorter version of this article originally appeared in University Affairs, and can be viewed here.

Last month, Liberal Science and Technology critic Dr. Ted Hsu introduced a motion calling on the government to stop muzzling federal scientists and create a Chief Science Officer whose responsibilities would include ensuring that federal scientists are able to freely communicate their science to the public.

Check out our recent article, Canada’s future depends on a national science strategy that offers bold vision, in Power and Influence magazine published by the Hill Times.