Kirsty Duncan’s Mandate Excerpt

The mandate for the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan includes to:

 

 

  • Create a Chief Science Officer mandated to ensure that government science is fully available to the public, that scientists are able to speak freely about their work, and that scientific analyses are considered when the government makes decisions.

  • Support your colleagues in the review and reform of Canada’s environmental assessment processes to ensure that environmental assessment decisions are based on science, facts, and evidence.

  • Support the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour in efforts to help employers create more co-op placements for students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business programs.

  • Support your Ministerial colleagues as they re-insert scientific considerations into the heart of our decision-making and investment choices.

  • Lead the establishment of new Canada Research Chairs in sustainable technologies, working with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

  • Work in collaboration with the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to examine the implications of climate change on Arctic marine ecosystems.

  • Examine options to strengthen the recognition of, and support for, fundamental research to support new discoveries.

 

 

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