Last month I noted the call for a science debate among party leaders in Canada in advance of the October 19 Parliamentary elections. With my usual measure of skepticism (easily conflated with cynicism, even by me), I suggested that those advocating for such a debate aim a bit lower, say at the ministerial level rather than at the party leaders.
If you follow Science Borealis, a Canadian science policy blog of note, you can read about how successful (certainly compared to U.S. efforts) Canadians have been in getting science debates held in connection with provincial elections.
And at least one media program is trying to produce one. All they can say at the moment is…
And this, about an event in Victoria, presumably focused on candidates in British Columbia.
This is very encouraging.