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Science in the post-Harper era

Canada’s 42nd election is a week behind us, and much has changed in Canada’s political landscape. The country heaved a collective sigh of relief following the election of Trudeau’s Liberals, expecting a major improvement over what we’ve experienced during the past 10 years of Harper’s reign. For Canadian science, the change in government can only…

I want my Canada back

*Note: this post was re-printed on rabble.ca, which “features some of the best new and emerging progressive voices in Canada”. *Edited 6 Feb 8pm to add veteran’s affairs & environment-related charitable organizations* Everyone says that as we get older we long for the good old days, and think that the past has never been as…

A big week

*Updated late 15 October with link to second iPolitics piece in series, and addition of new paper out in CJFAS The Canadian government kicks off its fall sitting (one month late) with tomorrow’s Throne Speech. It will presumably renew Harper’s War on Science (let’s not even get into his Minister for SciTech putting together a…