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Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, pictured April 16, 2018, on the Hill, is no longer minister of science but is still advocating for a bigger role for science in government and said 'science and research have largely been ignored, unexplored and merely tacked on to the House of Commons parliamentary committees in Canada.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Motion to establish House Science and Research Committee has cross-partisan support

The motion would create the first standalone House Science and Research Committee in Canadian history.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
The 2017 Fundamental Science Review made a number of recommendations. Some were enacted, others only partially so, and panelists from the report say they could've played an important role in the fight against COVID-19.
Opinion|By Paul Dufour
If the pandemic response has demonstrated anything, it is that a re-imagined national and sound knowledge ecosystem with a strong focus on community, collaboration and cooperation will need to be part of our next normal.
Opinion|By Shaun Boe
Implementing the knowledge generated by our best and brightest will lead us out of this pandemic, while also laying the foundation that will equip us to better address similar challenges we may face in the future.
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News|By Palak Mangat
A ‘real impetus’ in earmarking funds for infrastructure projects is getting it approved, says one bureaucrat, but one MP adds there may still be gaps in how Ottawa allocates such dollars.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The lieutenant-general says one of her first assignments is to ‘issue guidance’ for military leaders ‘in the next few weeks’ on how to lead with inclusivity in mind.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh draws a direct line between protests against masks and other pandemic measures and far-right extremism.
News|By Palak Mangat
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.
On April 29, PSPC launched a rapid testing program after a 10-case outbreak among Centre Block construction workers, the most reported cases among workers on the Hill, according to new data.
To successfully transition, Canadians will need to enter new occupations, learn new skills, and adjust to new industries.
The establishment of a data commissioner could be the foundation to create a unified data framework for the public and private sectors.
Ocean-based climate solutions have been identified as a major opportunity for mitigating global emissions.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The Scottish National Party still falls short of a majority. It will once again form a coalition or at least a voting alliance with the pro-independence Green Party in the Scottish parliament to form a government.
Opinion|By Clinton Desveaux
Erin O’Toole has been pushing change for the Conservative Party, ironically, change in its leadership is what the country is asking for.
Plus, the House Heritage Committee will hear from departmental officials for another round as members work through more than 100 amendments to Bill C-10
Opinion|By David Crane
So despite Industry Canada claims of success, much more heavy lifting—and much bolder thinking—is needed. Modest gains will not be enough.
Bill S-4 would give better pay and official status to the leaders of the new groups in the Senate.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters. 
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