If, as the polls suggest, Stephen Harper will be toppled tomorrow, the first thing the next prime minister must do is to free our government's scientists. Release them from the shackles and the gags that silenced them throughout the Harper era.
Take them outside. Show them the sun. Let them mingle with the people, reunite with their colleagues across Canada and around the world. Help them get caught up and back to their posts.
Above all else, let them be heard. Let us hear from them about what this past decade has been like for them. Let them shed light what they wanted to tell us and warn us about but couldn't. Let them tell us how they were gagged, intimidated.
We have a lot to learn from those scientists and, from them, we'll see the true face of Stephen Harper.