Evidence for Democracy
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites 2016
Purpose: Evidence for Democracy (E4D) advocates for the transparent use of science and evidence in public policy and government decision-making.
A national, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization, E4D formed out of concern over recent government cuts to important science institutions, and policies that restrict the flow of scientific information to the public. Governments can be tempted to make decisions based on ideology or political convenience unless the public loudly demands that decisions be based on evidence.
Evidence for Democracy facilitates, organizes, and amplifies these demands through its education, monitoring, and advocacy campaigns.
The generation, collection, rigorous evaluation, and open communication of science is essential for informed public debate and a functioning democracy.
* Strong public policies built on the best available evidence for the health and prosperity of all Canadians.
* A thriving democracy where citizens are informed and engaged, and all levels of government are both transparent and accountable.
* A national culture that values science and evidence and the important role they play in our society.
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