Death of Evidence Announcement
Science in Canada is under attack. It’s clear that the Harper government does not value science or evidence and is systematically trying to reduce the flow of scientific information to Canadians. We have seen this through the cuts to federal science programs, changes to legislation in Bill C-38, and the muzzling of government scientists. Good government policies and programs depend on sound evidence and our democracy depends on an informed public that knows the facts. Science and evidence are essential so that we can make informed decisions that ensure the best possible future for our country.
To make the public aware of this, we are organizing a ‘Death of Evidence’ rally on July 10 to coincide with a large scientific conference taking place in Ottawa. The demonstration will entail a funeral procession from the Ottawa Convention Centre commencing at 12 noon, followed by a rally at Parliament Hill.
What: Death of Evidence Rally
When: July 10th, 12pm noon
Where: Departing from the Conference Centre (55 Colonel By Drive) to Parliament Hill
Notes: All are invited. Please bring a lab coat if you have one or dress in black to show your support. You can RSVP at our website: www.deathofevidence.ca
If you are fed up with the closure of federal scientific programs and muzzling of scientists, if you think that decisions should be based on evidence and facts instead of ideology, then please come out and show your support.
We need your help to make this event a success. With the timing of this demonstration in conjunction with the conference, we have a rare opportunity to really make an impact. Please join us on July 10th to celebrate the untimely death of scientific evidence in Canada.