Elizabeth May Introduces Open Science Bill June 18, 2015
Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada introduced her open science private member’s bill in the House of Commons today. The bill would make all publicly funded scientific research publicly accessible by law.
Ms. May stated: “My bill will ensure that no prime minister can ever bury government science again. While this problem is not new, the Harper years have seen a shocking burial of evidence into places where Canadians will never see it. The work our scientists do is too important to be hidden from view, simply because it is inconvenient to the Prime Minister’s agenda. The challenges we face require an open and transparent engagement with the facts.”Read more
In BC, our peoples and places are threatened by careless resource extraction, inaction on climate change, and provincial and federal governments with little respect for our natural systems. Climate change is warming waters, acidifying the ocean, increasing the number and intensity of droughts and floods. This creates havoc with our forests, fisheries, water supply, and agriculture. The lax, unenforced or simply uninformed regulations that govern resource extraction and transportation are exacerbating the damage to our natural resources and the communities who depend on them.
See Elizabeth May's comment on the critical issue of our time - climate change, here in a brief video.Read more