MPs vow end to Conservatives' war on science - 2015-06-16

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F99.png MPs vow end to Conservatives' war on science June 16, 2015, Fram Dinshaw, National Observer

Federal MPs from three opposition parties signed a pledge in support of science-driven policies after recent protests by federal scientists against the Harper government's cuts to departments and its muzzling of research.

Signing on at the June 16 press conference by Evidence for Democracy were NDP's Kennedy Stewart, the official opposition's science and technology critic, Liberal MP and former astronaut Marc Garneau, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May.

Stewart has already tabled three bills before parliament to restore Ottawa's scientific capacity, including restoration of the long form census, an ethical code to end muzzling of scientists, and the creation of a parliamentary science officer with the powers of an auditor-general.

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{{cite news | first = Fram | last = Dinshaw | title = MPs vow end to Conservatives' war on science | url = | work = National Observer | date = June 16, 2015 | accessdate = October 3, 2019 }}