Despite scientific consensus opposing these policies, the tendency to cater to voter sentiment, rather than expert evidence, seems to be the modus operandi of Canada's Conservatives. The antagonism felt by the scientific community is not so much that it is misunderstood by the government but that it doesn't value the evidence it produces.
PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia
Ben Paylor is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, Outreach Co-chair at the Canadian Science Policy Centre, and a 2012/13 Action Canada fellow.
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