Government | Science

Create the post of Chief Science Officer.

In progress

Source: Liberal platform | Page 36 October 5, 2015

Monday February 29, 2016 | Royal Society of Canada

Response to The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., Minister of Science

Dear Minister Duncan, On behalf of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), we thank you for seeking our advice regarding the remit of the Chief Science Officer. In 2015, the RSC published a Position Paper arguing that expert, independent, and objective scientific advice was fundamental to policy development and decision-making. We commend the government for appointing a Chief Science Officer, which we view as an important step in the right direction.