Shortly after naming a new Cabinet lacking a science or innovation minster, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative premier Doug Ford has reportedly fired the province’s first chief scientist, Dr Molly Shoichet.
Person: Kathleen Wynne
The newly elected Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has eliminated research and innovation as a separate ministry as it unveiled its slimmed-down 21-person Cabinet.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PCs) are set to govern come June 29, but it remains to be seen what the new leadership will mean to science, technology and innovation in the province.
Dr Eric Hoskins, former Ontario minister of health and long-term care and member of provincial parliament for St. Paul’s, Toronto, has been named head of the newly created Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. When the federal budget was released on February 27, Finance minister Bill Morneau announced the creation of the council…
Toronto is the only Canadian city on the short list of 20 metropolitan areas that Amazon.com Inc is considering for its second headquarters in North America, dubbed HQ2.
Toronto is the only Canadian city on the short list of 20 metropolitan areas that Amazon.com Inc is considering for its second headquarters in North America, dubbed HQ2. The 20 metro regions were selected from 238 submissions. Other Canadian metro areas, including Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver, put in proposals, but only Toronto made the cut.…
Ontario names Dr Molly Shoichet as its first chief scientist who will advise Premiere Kathleen Wynne on science and innovation policy based on scientific evidence.