Tag Archives: evidence-based governance

Evidence-based governance is the idea that governments use scientific evidence and reason in making decisions and policy, rather than faith or ideology.

Weekly Update: to

by | November 16, 2019

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 9-Nov-2019 to 15-Nov-2019. [8-Nov-2019] The battle against Quebec’s Bill 21 This is a good article for getting a summary of the tactics being used in the forthcoming court challenges against Québec’s religious accessory ban. [8-Nov-2019] “How can you convince a skeptic?” (Video: 11:58) This is a neat segment,… Read more »

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True North Smart and Free

by | July 31, 2015

Just in time for the anticipated announcement of an October federal election, Evidence for Democracy has launched True North Smart and Free: a new website with a series of short, engaging, shareable stories that documents changes to how science is collected, communicated, and used in federal policy decision-making and what this means for Canadians. Evidence for… Read more »

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Public Lecture: Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science

by | February 21, 2014

For those of you who have been following the current situation with science research programs in Canada being shut down and data being lost (see Fifth Estate Documentary, Silence of the Labs), you may be interested in the live streamed March 5th public lecture at Dalhousie University with Dr. Scott Findlay. From the event’s abstract: Scientists… Read more »

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