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  • 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.”

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