Globe and Mail: Fix the Link where Science and Policy meet

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thomas Homer-Dixon, Heather Douglas (Waterloo Chair in Science & Society) and Lucie Edwards contribute to The Globe and Mail's 'Letters to the Editor' section.

The connection between science and public policy within the federal government is broken, and the consequences for Canada are becoming disastrous. We propose four ways to fix this problem.

But first, how is the connection broken, and why should Canadians care?

The federal government has severely degraded its internal scientific capacity, including its ability to perform and publicize its own scientific research, track outside scientific research, and monitor and assess policy issues with complex scientific content.

Full article: The Globe and Mail | June 23, 2014.

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