Résultats pour le hashtag #science

  • #science I believe that science is a part of our solution to the 1st priority issue of the economy. We need to analyze the economic conditions and create an action plan that will encourage investment and CDN manufacturing. Through science and innovation we can lead the world. We must set higher standards for ourselves. We must surpass the…[En afficher davantage]

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    • We all know this but we have a government that wants to have nothing to do with `science’. I expect they mutter special incantations when they say the word. What those in the field must do is recognise this and find the means to gain their aims anyway. Organising is the clue and I hope there is the will to do that.

      Surely there is more to…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Given the changes that have taken place across the world, I personally don’t think science is going to help us. Here is why: Canada (and many other western world democracies) invests in innovation. We educate our population, create a healthy environment in order to have a healthy and educated citizenry that is ready to be productive and add to…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #science I have pondered the Harper government’s war on science for a while – I have my answer: “… to induce in the federal government a sort of wilful blindness, severely limiting its ability to see and respond to the impacts of its policies, especially those related to resource extraction. Do No Science, Hear No Science, Speak No Science —…[En afficher davantage]

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    • As usual, HARPER is trying to fool Canadians into accepting his own agenda when most think he is really just a fool.

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      • As an added review of your comments, it seems that the word TRUTH could replace the word SCIENCE in Harper’s vocabulary.
        DO NO TRUTH, HEAR NO TRUTH and SPEAK NO TRUTH!

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    • Yes, by all means let us stand up for science! But there is no point in appealing to the Harperites! Our Dear Leader and his gnomes are totally deaf to any appeals that challenge the Conservative-Reform Party’s core ideologies Remember they have at least a couple more years to continue dismantling the science-innovation infrastructure and …[En afficher davantage]

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    • Hi Jennifer, one of the founding members, Katie Gibbs, PhD student in biology, University of Ottawa seems to be affiliated with the green party.

      I did not see any connection to the green party on the evidence of democracy website. I am wondering if these web based groups are a new way to reach out to voters.

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      • Hi John. Yes, it is a way to reach out to voters, and also to put pressure on the issue. Because a lot of people don’t care about political parties (we are all the same, yadda, yadda) but they care about issues. Just because someone involved is from the Greens, doesn’t mean its a Green front, and I really get frustrated with Liberals who want…[En afficher davantage]

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        • I understand that a lot of people do not speak about politics when it is joined to a party name. If activists groups are what some need to join the discussion, let it be. If people get involved in a discussion they are more likely to go to the polls. That is good for democracy.

          The discussion itself is more important than partisans parroting…[En afficher davantage]

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          • Looking a little bit closer on their donation page, Evidence for Democracy is a federally registered non-profit organization, not a charitable organization, so donations are not eligible for tax receipts.

            Something that I was expecting is a discussion forum. Does not seem to have one. I stand corrected.

            In conclusion, the site is lacking…[En afficher davantage]

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            • That is great feedback, John. I shall mention it once I worm myself in here–which of course I’ve already started doing :)
              But, they CAN’T be a charity because their thing, as Ken says, is to push back against the government. And the government has come down on charities who do political advocacy or whatever they call it. You can’t be a…[En afficher davantage]

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        • I think it’s awesome that scientists are pushing back. And yes we should connect, consult whatever with such groups regardless of political affilation, even though they might one day be confronting us in govt. What are we fighting for if it isn’t the very best informed government decision making process we can possibly have? Ulimately these…[En afficher davantage]

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          • Ooh, like have a debate when we are debating a direction to go! What a novel idea!

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            • Well nö, the Ideal is more in the way of having such a debate or regulatory review after we form govt, as Harper should have commuted to rather then force feeding us omnibus bills.
              Are you being snarky, or do I take it you’re not happy with the current level of everything is still up for debate rather then laying down some benchmarks for the…[En afficher davantage]

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              • What? No, I’m not being snarky at all! And yes, I got that this is for after we form government, and I think its a super idea and way to go about things. I’m very much in the first camp; I thank Justin for having enough respect for us busily forming policy to not announce policy before we’ve said what we’d like it to be! Sure there are…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Jennifer:
      Here’s a recent article from the New York Times ”Stephen Harper, Silencing Scientists”.
      It certainly would be nice that once our scientists complete their research, that they could state their findings openly and honestly without speaking through a muzzle.

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  • #science Stanley Meyer hydrogen fuel dune buggy!

    The PESWiki.com article on this device gives a logical explanation as to why and how Mr. Meyer’s claims may actually have been valid.

    From what I have read about his invention it seems that he initiated a court case to draw attention to his technology. He marketed it as a perpetual motion…[En afficher davantage]

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    • The Stanley Meyer dune buggy burned oxygen and hydrogen as fuel. The exhaust was water. The amazing thing was that apparently his dune buggy had a device that would separate the water exhaust back into oxygen and hydrogen to become fuel again and again and again.

      A significant number of experts looked at his device and no serious claim of…[En afficher davantage]

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      • He was found guilty of fraud. Even if you disagree with the verdict, that must stll be accepted as evidence that a serious claim of fraud has been put forward.
        As part of that case, three expert witnesses examined his fuel cell and found nothing revolutionary about it.
        Pseudoscience such as this has no place in government policy.

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        • John, I truly am impressed to see an obviously well informed comment on this topic but from what I have read there are many genuine experts in this field who would vehemently disagree with those experts who testified against Mr. Stanley Meyer.

          I am certainly no expert but I have a suspicion that the reason as to why the Stanley Meyer fuel cell…[En afficher davantage]

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          • When you refer to “genuine experts in this field” what field are you referring to? I would say physicists and engineers are the experts most qualified to comment on the Stanley Meyer fuel cell.
            Mr Emoto is a homeopath, and does not have a degree in science. He does not appear to be an expert in much more than baloney. His research did not…[En afficher davantage]

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            • John, here is the link into the first article that I read on the Stanley Meyer device:

              .theorionproject.org/en/hydroxy.html

              I followed the research back through several links and actually read the Peswiki.com article on the subject which certainly impressed me as being written by somebody who had excellent qualifications in the related…[En afficher davantage]

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              • The question is not how it works, but if it works. A vague “Genuine experts in the field would disagree” is not evidence. Who are these experts, what are their qualifications, and most importantly, where can I get a copy of their work which spcifically states that they agree with Stanley Meyer and why?
                There is nothing in the wikipedia link…[En afficher davantage]

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                • Good questions John! I have personally invested a great deal of time going through the various links on The Orion Project and I can honestly state that not even one paragraph was in any way a waste of my time!

                  http://www.theorionproject.org/en/research.html

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                • By the way John, thank you for bringing it to my attention on the other forum that Dr. Joel Wallach was a naturopath rather than a medical doctor!

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                • For the record I personally strongly suspect that Israel has the working prototype of the Stanley Meyer hydrogen fuel dune buggy but they are not free to put it on the market due to the upheaval it would cause in what still exists of the USA automobile industry! If our nation Canada were to become a even more reliable ally to Israel even than the…[En afficher davantage]

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                  • What evidence do you have that Israel has it, or is this just another anti-Jewish conspiracy theory? Since its existence would contradict the first and second laws of thermodynamics, it is a pretty good bet that nobody has a working prototype.
                    If such a vehicle were to exist, it is not the automobile industry that would be affected, since…[En afficher davantage]

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                    • No proof John, but I cared enough about the subject to read a lot of articles regarding this and this would be the guess that I would make at this time. Israelis are in a totally different position than we Canadians are. They are a lot more nervous than us because they are worried that one of those rockets…..or suicide bombers….or something…[En afficher davantage]

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                      • In a nutshell, Israeli political leaders are simply too intelligent to allow the Stanley Meyer technology to just simply disappear…..if it was in fact doing what Mr. Meyer claimed it was doing????!!!!

                        Once Mr. Meyer went public in the USA….and the USA rejected the technology on a technicality that showed that most American judges have little…[En afficher davantage]

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                        • The ”technicality” was that it did not work and cannot work under the laws of physics. Mr. Mayer was convicted of fraud. American judges relied on experts who understood the laws of thermodynamics and knew how to test the machine to verify whether it worked as claimed.

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                    • Here is how this could potentially fit with our Liberal Leadership contest:

                      https://www.facebook.com/events/408848322534135/?ref=3

                      Martha Visits Antigonish, NS

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                      This message posted to an Islamic group February 27, 2012, (that has since then been hidden or deleted), has the potential to utterly transform the relationship between the Islamic…[En afficher davantage]

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                      • I posted this yesterday:…..Martha, I would absolutely LOVE to see you organize a TV debate on this alternative method of tackling climate change with my M. P. Mr. Peter Mackay!

                        Although I have been a member of the Liberal party since 2009 I voted for Mr. Mackay in 2011 for many reasons. One of them is because I was at a meeting at the Indian…[En afficher davantage]

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                      • How would the creation of trillions of Nunavut (or Quebec or Nova Scotia) dollars be any different from the creation of trillions of Zimbabwe dollars, or the creation of trillions of German Marks in the 1920s? As soon as you print it it would be worthless. You can’t print wealth.

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                        • Good point John! But paper wealth is backed up to an enormous extent by psychology as well as by the productive capability of the people who join together to use that currency unit. Have you read what happened in the city of Worgl, Austria after they printed up their own currency during the era of the Great Depression?

                          ……”One of the…[En afficher davantage]

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                          • I am not sure how the creation of 40000 Schillings, fully backed by a deposit of 40000 Austrian schillings compares with the creation of trillions of Nunavut dollars, which could not be backed up by trillions of dollars because no government in Canada has that kind of money at its disposal.

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            • John……I have gotten the impression from you that you have an IQ that is at the minimum 40 points or more higher than mine……Frankly I am thinking more along the range of eighty points higher. In 2008 I voted for Green Party Leader Ms. Elizabeth May because her words and actions lined up with three characteristics…..”TRUTH, COURAGE,…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Awesome article Robert!

      …..”Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The…[En afficher davantage]

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  • Dennis Tate posted a new activity comment posté il y a 1 year

    En réponse à : John Halonen posted an update Justin Trudeau campaign draws 150,000 supporters to Liberal party. And I am one of them. We need Trudeau as much as he needs us. We must rid ourselves of the Conservatives under […] Afficher

    Valid concerns Peter Haley and I would love to get your opinion on a theory that I put forward on the #Science forum regarding the Stanley Meyer hydrogen fuel dune buggy? I may be wrong but I can’t help but suspect that by proving to be an even better ally in assisting Israel to attain peace with Jordan….we might just give the Prime Minster of…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #science Something that I always view as anti-competitive behavior.

    Why do we allow the sale of locked cell phones and contracts that last for more than one year?

    If a person buys a phone, it should be very clear how much you are paying. It should be detailed billing.

    Phone $
    Cell tower fees $

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  • #science I wish this thread was more popular.

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  • Hello everyone. I am looking forward to participating in the discussion here. I posted this blog entry on my web-site recently looking at the Conservative government’s attitude towards science: http://marcgarneau.liberal.ca/en/blog/where-does-science-fit-in-with-this-governments-policy-making/.
    What are your thoughts? #science #MarcGarneau

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    • I’ve just moved to your riding for school (McGill), and I was happy to find out that coming from Kingston and the Islands I’ll still have a Liberal MP! And another MP who is interested in science and evidence-based policy, Well done!

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    • The problem is that their attitude is consistent and they dont get punish for it. We can say it everywhere but they wont move until they can loose something.
      We have to use the creative content people to carry the message for us. For example, Michael Moore in the US with his movies did a lot more to expose Bush’s team behavior then any…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Thank you sylvain
        It is sometimes challenging to counter ideological positions but the Liberal Party would prefer to base its policy on facts and scientific evidence. Having said that, it is true that effective communications are important, something we need to improve in our Party
        marc

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    • I very much agree with what you have to say, but my fears are:

      1) We fail to instill critical thinking skills in our children and youth, leading to generations who think the answers to complex problems can be found in simple slogans

      2) People say they want to be treated like adults and given information and reasonable practical solutions, yet…[En afficher davantage]

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      • 1) you’re right. what’s that expression? If the answer to a complex problem is simple, it’s usually wrong. Critical thinking is essential and that depends on the quality of our education system. Our future success depends on how much we focus on providing a high quality education to as many Canadians as possible.
        2) Again you’re right. I am…[En afficher davantage]

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      • I talk to a lot of young people and of course a certain number of every generation are what many refer to as sheeple. However out side of that the younger generation seem to be much deeper thinkers than most of us give them credit of being. My thinking is If any generation is guilty of being swayed too easily by what you are describing its the…[En afficher davantage]

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    • It was a pleasure to read your post! At the end of the day, I personally feel that science scares Conservatives. Simply collecting data about the nation’s households may show precipitous policy failures associated with specific government actions. So… you present an extremely potent argument. But, how do we make the “truth”…[En afficher davantage]

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      • You put your finger on our challenge: for scientific evidence to resonate with people, it must not only be clearly explained, it must resonate with them either because they can see how it touches them personally and directly or else it hits them right between the eyes (like that iceberg). We need to get much better at reaching our audience.

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        • The majority of Canadians can’t quite understand how our initiating a carbon tax will greatly affect the hockey stick shaped graph in Mr. Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth, but all Canadians can understand that the Bay of Fundy has a funnelling effect on tidal waters which will put the 143,000 acres that have been reclaimed by dikes in a great…[En afficher davantage]

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    • One more thought…if an evidence-based approach is to be used, we need to have the courage to change our minds when the evidence suggests that is the best course of action. Look at the CCSVI issue…the evidence is mounting that the link to MS is not valid and that the “treatment” risks are not as minimal as people like to imagine. Will the…[En afficher davantage]

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      • I will never knowingly allow politics to trump science and YES, if I’m wrong on something, I will say so as soon as I realize it.
        on the issue of CCSVI, my colleague Kirsty Duncan can better respond to your comment. My understanding is that there are two questions at play;
        1. whether constricted flow is the cause of MS: and
        2. whether opening up…[En afficher davantage]

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        • That sums it up. Re:#1, the bulk of evidence is starting to point to the ”no link” corner. For #2, there are many ”n of 1” tales of symptomatic relief (not disease progression per se), but also a growing number of stories of complications from the procedure. Politically charged issue of a terrible disease in a young and motivated population.

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    • Hi Marc,
      As a PhD candidate at McGill science is essential to me. Given any indication the Liberals were the party of science last election, I would have volunteered or donated money. However, there were *no* solid funding commitments except for the brain-research funds (I will explain why targeted funding is bad policy in another post if anyone…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Sean
        I recommend you look at the public funding by the Liberal party of University research, the granting Councils, CFI, CRC, NRCC, Genome Canada and so on since the mid-90s when we were the government. You will see that we clearly recognize the importance of research
        you should also know the Conservatives made $148M in cuts to the granting…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Hello Marc….over the last year or so I have been researching information about a facility located in Alaska called HARRP Although much of what I have learned seems to be pretty unbelievable. Some of the comments I have heard from people who were at on time involved in the project is a little startling.

      I’m wondering if you of some of the other…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Oh my Robert…. Do you really think Marc Garneau, a Liberal MP in Canada, would know about HARRP?

        If he did know something about it, it would be the official U.S. version. That it is a weather station.

        For Marc to believe otherwise, would make him a conspiracy theorist. The U.S. Govt does not control the whether.

        As for reading stuff online,…[En afficher davantage]

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        • Hey Scott

          Yes there is lots of garbage to be found online, However it is the only place where one can find news and information that the mainstream media no longer has a mandate to report. Such as anything that isn’t in their corporate owners best interest. In Canada all of our news comes from only to two sources. Well three if you include…[En afficher davantage]

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        • Yes Scott
          It takes judgement and research to know what online material is credible.
          Marc

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      • Hello Robert
        HAARP is ultimately focused on improving radio communications for military and other purposes. Sun-induced ionospheric activity affects long range HF communications. The study of the effect of the ionospere on communications as you know was the initial impetus for Canada’s space program with the launch of our first satellite,…[En afficher davantage]

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    • The Conservative Party generally has always viewed science with, at best, suspicion, dismissing evidence that does not support their views and actively suppressing science produced by government scientists, particularly on the environment. I note in today’s National Post a column by Michael den Tandt commenting on the Winnipeg event. It…[En afficher davantage]

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    • At first I’ve got excited that at least one of the leadership candidates decided to post here and got involved in the discussion – until I reliased that Marc Garneau’s original post was almost year and half old and his last post in this tread was half a year old.

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    • In Marc’s defense, I think the HAARP conspiracy theorists may have played a role in turning him off the forum (see above). Maybe if some members ask him some more sensible questions he will consider re-engaging.

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    • Marc,

      I hope that you are still checking comments on this site from time to time as I have what I feel is a rather important question for you and all the leadership candidates. Please no platitudes in response:

      When you refer to evidence based policy, what does this specifically mean to you?

      I ask this since my experience with the…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #agriculture #health #science Recently the media have been giving a lot of attention to the American cardiologist William Davis who is advocating the elimination of wheat from our diet in his recently released book “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.” To put this in perspective wheat is the third…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #renewal #agriculture #aboriginal #copyright #environment #languesofficielles #health #internationaltrade #multicultural #royal #science #scitech #tourism #VET
    Here is a link to John Lennon’s song, Gimme Some Truth: http://youtu.be/aDDJeM5R4PM Knowing Harper enjoys the Beatles, Liberal MP extraordinaire Judy Sgro quoted this Lennon song…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #science Could we join japan in robotic missions? My love of science has been sparked by Carl Sagan as a child, and I feel as we fall into more political infighting maybe some fresh new pictures of earth as a pale blue dot may bring us back to the fragility of our existence and silliness of our differences. So few young Canadians I speak to…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I share you enthusiasm of space exploration and I too was influenced by the late Carl Sagan. I would say we need to team up with many nations for space exploration as no single nation can do so on its own anymore. We need a consortium of nations to fund exploration.

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  • #science #membership %renewal What is the LPC doing to engage members of the technical, scientific, and healthcare fields as members and in the renewal agenda?

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  • #policy #science #youth #FedDevOntario #regionaldevelopment #economy I brought this issue up during the last federal election regarding the Conservative Party’s status on supporting and playing a role in developing the new economy. FedDev Ontario, the Southern Ontario Development Agency, has a program, called Youth STEM, to encourage youth to…[En afficher davantage]

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  • Tania Mysak posted a new activity comment posté il y a 2 years  5 months

    En réponse à : Tania Mysak posted an update #website #policy. Here’s a random idea for consideration…once we set our policies, we should post them on this site (referenced of course) and widely share them with Canadians. Our […] Afficher

    Hi Andre – thanks for the response. I have been to that page and commented on the few policies I have opinions on. However, I hope it is recognized that my idea goes beyond that website and takes it to the “next level”. I think it’s great we have that opportunity to voice our opinions on the policies, although I wonder how many Canadians at…[En afficher davantage]

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