Tension in Canada at the Science-Policy Interface

An important, insightful article published in The Globe and Mail on Friday, 4 January 2013, discussed “the limits being placed on the ability of government-employed scientists to communicate their findings” without government interference or indeed without requiring permission from the bureaucracy. The article underlines the importance of science and scientific advice to be independent of government political agendas or ideology. The article offers the constructive opinion of Yolande Grisé, President of the Royal Society of Canada, and voices concerns about freedom of speech, science, and communication in the public service.

Read the full text of the article here.