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Liberals mourn the death of research

Posted on July 11, 2012

Liberal Science and Technology critic Ted Hsu joined hundreds of scientists on Parliament Hill today to promote a fact-and evidence-based approach to governing and to condemn the Conservative government’s hostile attitude towards science and research for the public good.

“To make sound decisions governments need sound data, yet this government prefers to create policy based on ideology that often directly contradicts research and evidence. It was Conservative ideology that motivated raising the retirement age on Canadians when data said that the Old Age Security was sustainable. Unless we can convince the Harper Conservatives that wilful ignorance is dangerous, their wrong-headed approach will undoubtedly hurt Canadians’ long term prosperity and quality of life.”

Ted Hsu, Liberal Science and technology critic

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