The Professional Institute of the Public Service hosted the 2nd Science Policy Symposium held May 12-14th, 2010 in Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Québec.
The inaugural Symposium, held in September 2007 was the first science policy conference of its kind in Canada. In 2010 the event brought together more than 200 scientists and science-policy analysts, senior officials, and experts from across Canada and around the world to identify and discuss the key issues facing science policy in Canada.
Plus de 60 % des personnes qui se présentent dans les urgences des hôpitaux du Québec ne sont pas des cas complexes et auraient pu être traités ailleurs. «L'accès aux services de première ligne est encore trop difficile au Québec», estime le Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être, Robert Salois, qui a présenté ce matin un bilan de la situation des urgences du Québec depuis dix ans.
How many day-care spaces exist in Canada? How much do the country’s poorest receive in welfare income? Are freshwater fish harmed by cleaning products? For decades, the federal government paid to answer these questions. Now, non-profit groups are asking the public for donations in a desperate bid to save the data from extinction. In the case of the Experimental Lakes Area, the 45-year-old government research program now under the International Institute for Sustainable Development, crowdfunding aimed to raise $25,000 to help restore it to its former glory and reduce its reliance on capricious political leaders.