With the federal election day just a few weeks away, now is the time to ask of those who aspire to be our elected representatives to put forward a bold vision for our country, a vision that will address the great challenges facing Canada and the world.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier. Everyone, politicians included, should care about keeping Canada at the forefront of scientific research, writes Alan Bernstein. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Münster
Everyone, politicians included, should care about keeping Canada at the forefront of scientific research.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.