STATSCAN CUTS

How Can We Have Evidence-Based Policy Without Evidence?

Statistics Canada has been hit by another round of cuts. These reductions have been masked under the compelling veil of "efficiency." But how might Canada expect to meet the policy challenges of the future when we no longer have the ability to understand where we are today? Evidence-based policy-making requires just that -- evidence -- standard, reliable metrics whose quantification and legitimacy is widely agreed upon.
Alamy

Deep Cuts At Parks Canada

OTTAWA - Another 3,800 civil servants were told Monday that their jobs are on the line.Parks Canada took the biggest hit in the government's third wave of notifications, with over 1,000 people told th...