How the Trudeau government reversed Harper's anti-science agenda - 2019-08-16
Canada's federal science minister says the Liberal government has done all it could to amplify the scientific evidence that backs its environmental efforts, as Canada heads toward an election in which climate change is likely to feature prominently.
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, a medical geographer who represents the riding of Etobicoke North, argued to National Observer in an interview this week that the Trudeau government, elected in 2015, has undone several policies of the previous Harper government that had undermined science's role in policy-making.
"When we came in, on Day 1 we brought back the long-form census because you need evidence to make good decisions. We unmuzzled our scientists... we brought back the position of the chief scientific advisor," she said during a conversation at Ryerson University in Toronto.