The NDP tabled the Parliamentary Science Officer Act which aims to create an independent science watchdog for Parliament. View the act here.
“After years of muzzling, mismanagement, and misuse of research by the Conservatives, our scientists need lasting protections in order to finally turn the page on the lost Harper decade,” said Stewart. “Canada needs a new science advisor that is independent of the government and reports directly to Parliament. Its mandate needs to be comprehensive and protected by law – like the NDP’s proposal for a Parliamentary Science Officer.”
— Kennedy Stewart, NDP Science Critic