Chief Science Officer for Canada?

From Our Right to Know:

In our petition we ask the government to establish the position of Chief Science Officer through an act of law. Kennedy Stewart, the NDP Critic for Science, will take the petition forward. The more signatures we can garner, the more effective the petition will be.

Getting an independent Chief Science Officer is one of the building blocks of moving toward public science for the public good. By no stretch of the imagination is it sufficient — it will take many many different types of actions — but it is one important aspect. Please sign here and please distribute this message to your networks. More.

Reality check: The position will probably morph quite quickly into Grand Inquisitor, charged with protecting tax-funded bunk from criticism.  = There is altogether too much skepticism around these days.

See also: Bill Nye, authoritarian asshat

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The skinny on salt, veggie oil, skim milk, whole foodsNutrition science is nearly baseless but it rules, generating rule and prohibitions on salt, pop, whatever …

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