In our latest installment of Evidence for Democracy's Network of Experts Panel, our experts discuss Canada’s deferral on blood from men who have sex with men (MSM), commonly known as the “gay blood ban”.
In our latest instalment of Evidence for Democracy's Network of Experts Panel, our experts tackle a contentious energy issue: hydrocarbon fracking. Nova Scotia became the first province to introduce legislation banning high-volume fracking of onshore shale gas. On the decision, Nova Scotia’s Energy Minister Andrew Younger expressed that there were too many uncertainties about the health and environmental impacts of fracking. We asked our experts: "In your view, is there enough empirical evidence about hydrocarbon fracking to make an informed decision about whether it should be permitted? What is the most critical piece or type of information we should take into account on this issue?"
E4D's Co-Founder Dr. Scott Findlay is a keynote speaker at the upcoming 5th annual Science & Policy Exchange Conference in Montréal. This year's conference theme is "The State of Innovation in Canada".
Update: You can find a copy of Scott Findlay's E4D presentation here.
The Winnipeg South Liberal Association is hosting a great event featuring E4D's Co-Founder Dr. Scott Findlay next week! The panel discussion will focus on "Ending the War on Science" in Canada. Other panelists include:
Mr. Terry Duguid - Winnipeg South Federal Liberal Candidate
This is a guest post by Michael Spratt, an Ottawa based criminal lawyer.
In a recent speech to the Canadian Medical Association, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said something no cabinet minister ought to have to say out loud: that her boss, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his government are firm believers in evidence-based policy.