The Ontario Humanist Society is now signatory to the Evidence for Democracy pledge to support evidence-based decision making in Canada.
The pledge reads:
We believe that all Canadians benefit when governments solicit, collect and use the evidence and expertise needed to make smart policy decisions that safeguard the health, safety and prosperity of Canadians. We will support actions that invest in public-interest science; ensure open, honest and timely communication of scientific information; and make public the evidence considered in government decisions.
The need for rational, evidence-based policy has never been so acute, and OHS strongly supports the Evidence for Democracy efforts to highlight science and smart decision-making.