Tej Heer is coauthor of Evidence for Democracy’s latest report Spotlight on Integrity. We talk to him about the independence and capacity of BC’s public scientific profession and what needs to happen to ensure the best impartial evidence is informing our democracy.
Then we dig into the second quarter fundraising numbers, which was good news for the governing NDP and quite the downturn for the opposition Liberals. Does this open up the likelihood of a snap fall elections?
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A transcript is available at politicoast.ca
Segment 1: Does the government listen to its scientists?
- Report: Spotlight on Integrity: An update on the state of science in British Columbia [PDF]
- Action: Spotlight on Integrity – Email your MLA!
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Segment 2: Orange is the new Green
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