Earlier this year we asked you guys what topics you would like to hear from the 2018 MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) candidates in the University-Rosedale electoral district. Fast forward to this month, the Liberals, NDP and Green party stepped up to answer and comment on their party’s views on the following topics:
- science funding (including research funding and graduate scholarships and bursaries)
- scientific literacy among the public (including public health and climate change-based policies)
- representation of historically marginalized groups in STEM and politics
- science representation at Queen’s Park
We hope this offers insight that helps towards your vote, this was all made possible by our government liaison, José Eloy Méndez Campos and chair, Molly Sung.
Of the electoral candidates, the ones who had contact information registered with Elections Ontario were contacted. Of those who were contacted, the NDP party, Liberal party, PC party, Green party, and New People’s Choice party corresponded back. Of those that corresponded back with the Chemical Institute of Canada, Toronto section, the PC party did not respond with answers to the questions. The Green party responded with directions to refer to the party platform for specific issues.
To view the responses, please see: 2018 Provincial Election Responses