It will take more than bureaucratic tinkering or Justin Trudeau's star power to get Canada back to playing a significant role in the world of scientific diplomacy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, right, announced medical researcher Mona Nemer, left, as the government's new chief scientist in September, but the government still has a ways to go in improving its international science and technology performance, writes Daryl Copeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Were the earth to be equipped with a collision warning system, the alarm would almost certainly be clanging incessantly.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'