Science Policy Update

Overview of Meetings with Members of Parliament

We’re speaking up for you! Over the next few months, members of the CAP Board are scheduling meetings with over 30 Members of Parliament, including MPs affiliated with the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, and Bloc Québecois. Topics of discussion will include federal budget initiatives, impacts of the recent Innovation Agenda and Review of Fundamental Science, and promoting public science engagement.

These meetings were initiated by the CAP through our annual letter writing campaign to all sitting MPs. We invite them to engage with us to help advance the visibility of physics in Canada, offering meetings in Ottawa, at their local constituency offices, or at the laboratories and institutions of CAP members.

2017 Federal Budget

The 2017 Federal Budget will be tabled on Wednesday March 22nd at 4 p.m. by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.  By the end of next week, the CAP will update members on the highlights of the 2017 Federal Budget of interest to our community.

Would you like to know more about the CAP’s role in shaping science policy? Are you interested in getting involved? In either case, please feel free to get in touch with our Director of Science Policy, Kris Poduska (