Organization: Evidence for Democracy

Excerpts: Research ecosystem reacts to Budget 2018

The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.

PEARL climate change facility receives a $1.6-million, one-year lifeline

After extensive lobbying from the scientific community, an Arctic climate change research facility has received $1.6 million in federal funding, just enough to maintain operations for one year after its funds expire in 2018. Science minister Kirsty Duncan and Environment minister Catherine McKenna on November 8 announced the stop-gap funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric…

Policies would prevent future science muzzling

The new Liberal government has taken steps to unmuzzle scientists, but two groups want it to go further by including scientific integrity provisions in collective bargaining agreements and formal policies at science-based departments. In a March 9 open letter to government, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Evidence for Democracy say…

Trillium Foundation supports Evidence for Democracy

Evidence for Democracy (E4D) has received a $96,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support its non-partisan work advocating the use of science and evidence-based decision-making in public policy. The funding will allow E4D to build capacity for its education, monitoring and outreach campaigns by supporting scientists and experts in their engagement with the…