Tag Archives: Evidence for Democracy

Evidence for Democracy is a non-profit organization promoting the use of reason and evidence in government decision-making in Canada.

Rick Mercer Calls Attention to Harper Government’s Anti-Science Stance

by | November 21, 2014

Earlier this week, Rick Mercer ranted about treatment of science by the current Canadian government. His words echo the statistics I’ve written about previously, that talk about how Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-science (an attitude that does not match our current government’s anti-science stance). Mercer points out that the government didn’t just eliminate the position of Office of the National Science advisor,… Read more »

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 »