In June 2016, the Canadian government announced comprehensive reviews of a number of environment-related proecsses, including the National Energy Board, Fisheries Act, and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. These reviews include public consultation. In November 2016, we sent an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and six Cabinet Ministers recommending five actions to improve the use of science, evidence, and transparency in these processes, signed by more than 1800 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadians abroad. In December, we presented our recommendations to the Expert Panel Review of Environmental Assessment Processes.



Young researchers call for scientific integrity in environmental decision-making in Canada

We are more than 1800 early-career researchers concerned about environmental and regulatory processes in Canada. Environmental and regulatory decision-making processes need scientific rigour and transparency to adequately assess benefits and risks for the health and environment of all Canadians. Our letter provides five recommendations to assist the federal government as it reviews these processes and seeks to strengthen evidence-based decision-making in Canada.

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