• Blog
  • September 1st, 2015

Canada MIA on science diplomacy

Daryl Copeland, writing for iPolitics, discusses the damage to Canada’s global brand wrought by the government’s ill-conceived war on science and rejection of evidence-based policy and decision-making. (“Will Canada be the country that dumbed itself to death?”, iPolitics, 31 August 2015).

Scientific capacity is critical in treating the central problems of the globalization age, including climate change, resource scarcity, diminishing biodiversity, public health, alternative energy and environmental collapse. These issues are immune to the application of armed force and best addressed through the practice of science diplomacy.”

Conservative government policies have knocked back Canadian science at the time when we need it most. Canadian democracy has been subverted and the country left vulnerable to a whole host of science-based, technologically-driven global threats.”

Click on the image below for the full article:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Don’t forget to check out our latest updates at Canada Election Watch 2015.

Here are direct links to Election Analysis, Daily Duffs and Election Humour.

 

 

Read More

Comments are closed.




The real problem is excessive military spending by the USA

The usually hawkish Globe and Mail has a commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin that gets it right this time — rather than NATO members being guilty of spending too little on defence, the real problem is the obscene level of overspending by the USA. Martin notes first that, even without taking into account the American […]

Read More
View the Blog »

NATO leaders should champion nuclear restraint and dialogue

   Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev at 1987 Washington Summit Our previous blog called on Prime Minister Trudeau to resist Trump’s bullying ...

Trudeau must hold the line again at upcoming NATO Summit.

In a 25 June statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would travel to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the ...