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Beyond Elections: Liberal Promises and the Science

Beyond Elections: Liberal Promises and the Science

The pandemic obliges, there have been promises in the field of health. But also a few young researchers and to stimulate Canadian innovation and research.

Besides science, between 2015 and 2019, the Liberal Party fulfilled two-thirds of its promises — 236 out of 353, according to polymer, an independent initiative developed by Canadian political scientists.

But between 2019 and 2021, we’re talking about 12% more — others are on the way, but the health crisis has put a lot of things on hold.

So what do the next few years promise us in terms of research and innovation? Isabelle Bourgogne talks about it with:

  • Jean-Pierre PerraultAnd Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Sherbrooke and Chairman of the Board of Directors kvass, a non-profit organization that works to promote the advancement of science in the Canadian Francophone.
  • Joel LablanAnd The new president of The Association of Communicators of Science From Quebec, founder of a small science communications company, Zapiens.

Was science more than background noise? In the last election campaign? Was it business as usual? Pandemic, missed opportunity? What are some promises worth keeping? 1,000 additional research chairs, $75 million a year for colleges and universities?

In 2017, Naylor Report, which has been widely accepted by the research community, finds that Canada is no longer among the 30 most invested countries in research. Some organizations, including Evidence for democracyWe pretend we’re walking in water. What analysis do our guests do?

What is the place of young researchers in all of this? How can scientific culture “infiltrate” the general public?

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