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  • Science and Solidarity
  • Science and Solidarity
  • Publish Date: 26-JAN-2017 02:19 PM
  • The news this week that the Trump administration has imposed communications restrictions on officials working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government departments is a chilling reminder of the Harper government’s muzzling of federal scientists in our own country and the harm done not only to our members but to science, the public interest, and democracy.
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  • Federal Scientists Successfully Negotiate Right to Speak within Union Contracts
  • Federal Scientists Successfully Negotiate Right to Speak within Union Contracts
  • Publish Date: 12-DEC-2016 01:38 PM
  • In a historic, precedent-setting victory for federal scientists and science generally, union negotiators with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have successfully bargained with the Government of Canada to enshrine in their collective agreements the right of federal scientists to speak freely about science and their research.
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  • Press Release - Health Canada Whistleblowers Win Major Victory
  • Press Release - Health Canada Whistleblowers Win Major Victory
  • Publish Date: 28-SEP-2016 08:01 AM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is declaring a major (if partial) victory following the decision late last week by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) to overturn the dismissal of Dr. Margaret Haydon and discipline levelled against Dr. Shiv Chopra.
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  • Calling All Science Members
  • Calling All Science Members
  • Publish Date: 19-SEP-2016 08:43 AM
  • Earlier this summer, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the launch of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, a public consultation on how to “optimize support for fundamental science in Canada” that features an online call for Evidence and Input. PIPSC has submitted the following responses to five key questions asked by the Review.
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  • Science Update: Funding Innovation
  • Science Update: Funding Innovation
  • Publish Date: 17-JUN-2016 08:36 AM
  • Innovation, we’re often reminded, is essential to the success of the national economy. Hence the announcement on Tuesday this week by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains that the federal government is launching a “summer-long period of public engagement” to canvass Canadians’ opinions on how the country can be “a global leader in innovation.”
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  • PIPSC Supports Bill C-558: Parliamentary Science Officer
  • PIPSC Supports Bill C-558: Parliamentary Science Officer
  • Publish Date: 20-JUN-2014 11:42 AM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents over 15,000 federal scientists and researchers whose work ensures the health and safety of Canadians and the environment, endorses NDP MP Kennedy Stewart’s private member’s bill to establish an independent Parliamentary Science Officer.
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  • Vanishing Science
  • Vanishing Science
  • Publish Date: 06-FEB-2014 09:01 AM
  • Canadians hoping to gauge the hazards of the Harper government’s ongoing budget cuts need look no further than the impact of the cuts on government science, concludes a new report by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
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  • Report on the SAC presented to the 94th Annual General Meeting (PDF)
  • Publish Date: 14-NOV-2013 09:00 AM
  • The Institute’s Science Strategy for 2012-14 continues to stay on course and the Science Advisory Committee (SAC) has updated the strategy as necessary to ensure its relevance to the shifting policy landscape and priority initiatives such as the Better Together Campaign and the increased public attention given to the muzzling of scientists.
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  • Send a postcard, Save the Biosphere
  • Send a postcard, Save the Biosphere
  • Publish Date: 19-JUL-2012 01:41 PM
  • The Harper Government has decided to shutter the Biosphere Museum, a Montreal institution that for the past 15 years has focused on major environmental issues, including those related to Canadian ecosystems. (This link will take you to an external website. Please note some employers may restrict access to external Web sites.)
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  • July 10th Death of Evidence Rally on Parliament Hill
  • July 10th Death of Evidence Rally on Parliament Hill
  • Publish Date: 12-JUL-2012 08:06 AM
  • On July 10, 2012, Institute members participated in a rally organized by the broader scientific community to send a message to the federal government that Canadians will not accept the "Death of Evidence" – closure of federal scientific programs and muzzling of scientists.
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  • Report presented to the 90th Annual General Meeting (PDF)
  • Publish Date: 12-FEB-2010 03:33 PM
  • The 2009 Science Advisory Committee is composed of seven members from science-related groups (RE, SP, AV, NRC-RO). The Committee's Chair is Yvon Brodeur and the representative for Quebec is André Bégin. Vice-President Don Burns attends the meetings as the National Executive representative.
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  • Report presented to the 89th Annual General Meeting
  • Publish Date: 15-OCT-2009 09:32 AM
  • Federal science in Canada has been under threat of severe diminution and, in some cases, complete disappearance in the past couple of years, and it has forced PIPSC president, Michèle Demers, and Vice-President Gary Corbett to lead the charge to question and challenge relevant federal authorities.
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  • Public Science Works - Canada's Public Scientists
  • Publish Date: 06-DEC-2007 02:03 PM
  • Scientists, researchers and regulators work for the public in federal government departments, agencies and laboratories. In some very important ways they touch the day-to-day lives of Canadians as they: approve safe food and drugs, develop vaccines, and other medications, issue weather forecasts and storm warnings, and feed the world by developing better grains.
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  • Factsheet: Disturbing Decline in Federal Government Research Staff
  • Publish Date: 17-FEB-2007 02:04 PM
  • The 2007 edition of Science Statistics provides the numbers of research and development (R & D) personnel employed in all sectors in Canada and other OECD countries. The report deals with people employed as researchers (scientists and engineers), technicians and equivalent staff, and support staff, employed in the fields of scientific research and experimental development, natural science and engineering, and social sciences and humanities.
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  • Science Advisory Committee dialogues with Dr. Arthur Carty
  • Publish Date: 01-MAY-2006 01:17 PM
  • The Institute's Science Advisory Committee (SAC), invited the National Science Advisor to thePrime Minister, Dr. Arthur Carty, to meet with them on the evening of June 17, 2005 to discussfunding for public sector science, the integration agenda and other relevant and related science topics.
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Vanishing Science

The Big Chill

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Unmuzzling Government Scientists

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