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OTTAWA SCIENTISTS ‘MARCH FOR SCIENCE’ ON PARLIAMENT HILL, JOINING LARGEST SCIENCE DEMONSTRATION IN HISTORY

 

Bring your signs, your energy, your friends, and your passion for science.

Ahead of the March for Science, Katie Gibbs & Kathleen Walsh detail how the Canadian science community is unifying around the Fundamental Science Review, and why the March's message is still relevant in Canada. 

“Public science affects all of us - from clean drinking water to making sure bridges and roads are safe - it’s in all of our best interest to ensure that government science is independent, robust and openly communicated.” said Katie Gibbs, report author with Evidence for Democracy. “When government research has the resources necessary to carry out its mandate, it is less vulnerable to influence from external contractors, political pressure, and stakeholder interests.”

Since the inauguration of U.S. President Trump, we at Evidence for Democracy have been inundated with questions. Americans have been asking us, "How can we fight the rising tide of anti-science sentiment?", while Canadians ask, "How can we help?"

March for Science in Canada

From open letters to robust responses to government consultation on CEAA, Canadian scientists are organizing around the overhaul of our environmental assessment processes.

While we wait to hear more on about a Federal Chief Science Officer, Megan Dodd provides a guest blog post exploring the potential role for a Chief Science Officer in Ontario.