Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Sorry If I'm Cynical, But Now They're Looking?
I guess they've been winging it so far. Kirsty Duncan has finally located her lost mandate letter, the one that instructs her to find a Chief Science Advisor for the Trudeau government. That would be the same letter she's apparently ignored throughout Year One when bitumen trafficking and pipelines were on the table.
Today, the search begins for the person who will be instrumental in furthering the Government's commitment to science-based decision making. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, is delivering on her key mandate commitment by launching the search for a Chief Science Advisor for Canada. The announcement took place at the historic Library of the National Research Council in Ottawa.
The Chief Science Advisor will be responsible for providing scientific advice to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Science and members of Cabinet. This individual will also advise on how to ensure that government science is open to the public, that federal scientists are able to speak freely about their work, and that science is effectively communicated across government. The office will be supported by a team of scientists and policy experts.