Write2Know is a letter writing campaign that gives you the opportunity to ask federal scientists and ministers questions that matter to you.
Choose from the list of questions below. Each link will take you to a page where you can read the background on that question and the letter we have prepared. Or, you can sign all letters at once. It takes just seconds to add your name to these letters.
The federal scientists who are addressed in the questions below are sent a single letter at the end of each quarter. That letter will list the names of all the people who selected and signed on to that question. Federal Ministers and Members of Parliament will receive copies of every letter you send.
If you have the time, you can also create your own question. Once you have crafted your own question and letter, send your email directly to both scientists and ministers. You can find instructions for developing your own question here. We ask that you cc us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of all the questions being asked.
This is a long term project. Check out our teaching kits for educators, Freedom of Information drives, campaigns to bring Write2Know questions to parliament, and more.
Write2Know. Ask the questions that matter to you.
- NEW! How will the Canadian government prevent toxic flame retardant chemicals from circulating widely in consumer products and accumulating in our bodies?
- What is the Canadian government doing to monitor endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as bisphenol A, in our bodies and the wider environment?
- What research is being done to monitor the contaminants generated by the uranium mining industry in Northern Saskatchewan? What are the known effects of these contaminants on human health?
- Why does Health Canada continue to maintain its blood lead intervention level of 10 μg/dL when the ministry has financed recent studies and reports that show there is no safe level of lead exposure?
- What are the impacts of marine plastics on our food chain?
- How are the oil sands affecting water quality?
- How are development and research initiatives in the Far North addressing the effects of high concentrations of contaminants on Aboriginal communities?
- Given recent cuts to Aboriginal health research, how does the government plan to include Aboriginal expertise, opinions, lived realities, values, and traditional practices in public health research?
- Where’s the data? What was removed from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries?
- What research is the government conducting to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls?
- Why, in this time of climate change, is the Canadian government promoting increased resource extraction from our forests?
- Why is Canada killing wolves to protect threatened caribou herds, when evidence shows that resource extraction from industries like the oil sands has the biggest impact on their survival?