Petition to the Prime Minister of Canada
Ottawa Skeptics is about science. Advocating the teaching of science in our schools, testing the unscientific claims of people and products, insisting on the use of good science in decision making.
Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, Gary Goodyear, has stated that questions about evolution are irrelevant for him and are ultimately a matter of faith. Evolutionary theory is one of the fundamentals of science and scientific research. Indeed, it is one of our most basic understandings of the natural world.
Ottawa Skeptics are concerned that Minister Goodyear thinks that a question about his position on evolution is irrelevant. We, as Canadian voters, should have some assurances that the Science Minister will unequivocally support the proper use and teaching of science.
Ottawa Skeptics has launched a petition to the Prime Minister of Canada asking that he re-examine the appointment of Mr. Goodyear.