House of Commons passes Motion 38 creating standing committee on science, research

June 2, 2021
The House of Commons recently agreed to Motion 38, a private member motion introduced by MP Kirsty Duncan and seconded by MPs Elizabeth May and Paul Manly. The motion will see the creation of a standing committee on Science and Research and sees the House recognize “that science and research are of critical importance to all Canadians,” recognize that the importance of science and research has increased in the face of increasing challenges, and affirm the House’s “commitment to science, research, and evidence-based decision-making.” CAUT issued a statement in support of the Motion as a move to ensure “a robust, sustainable Canadian research system.” House of Commons | CAUT (National)