The 13 biggest health and science questions facing the nation

A Science-ish questionnaire put to our Federal Health Minister and two Health Critics

From climate change and fracking, to the role of the federal government in health care and a national independent science advisor: What do the Federal Health Minister and health critics of our major political parties think about the biggest health and science questions facing the nation?

Science-ish gathered questions from leading Canadian scientists, health researchers and health professionals, and put them to the Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Federal NDP Health Critic Libby Davies* and Federal Liberal Health Critic Hedy Fry. Read their condensed replies below and unedited responses here:

*Answers were provided in conjunction with NDP Critic for Science and Technology Kennedy Stewart and NDP Environment Critic Megan Leslie.

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