Government Response

Campaigns such as Write2Know worked alongside many other organizations and individuals to help make science an election issue in 2015. We are encouraged by the Liberal Party’s response to Our Right to Know, one of our our partner organization’s questions about the Liberal’s plans to restore public science. The new federal government has named Catherine McKenna the Minister of Environment and Climate Change,  appointed  Kirsty Duncan as the Minister of Science, and Navdeep Bains as the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. They have reinstated the long form census, and promised to unmuzzle federal scientists and public servants.

Responses to our letters from Ministers and MPs

We’ve heard from some of the Members of Parliament we’ve sent these letters to:

Response to Letter on DFO Libraries and Archives Closures by Liberal Critic of DFO, Lawrence MacAulay

Response to Letters on Marine Plastics, Resource Extraction, Climate Models/Forests, & Oil Sands by NDP Environment Critic Megan Leslie, and NDP Natural Resources Critic Guy Caron

Response to Letter on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls by NDP Critic Aboriginal Affairs Niki Ashton

Response to Write2Know Letter from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression to “Stop Muzzling Federal Scientists” by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

Response to Write2Know Letter on Cuts to Aboriginal Health by NDP Critic of Human Rights, Critic of Consular Affairs, and Deputy Critic for Labour, Wayne Marston

Response to Write2Know Letter on Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Françoise Ducros, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction, Federal Government