Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Can- ada's continuing science policy discussions have seemed at least a very complicated chess Acting in a complementary fashion to the science ministry, the science council would also have the main government responsibility for stimulating and feeding public debate on specific and general science policy matters. community, industry and gov-1 As mentioned, it would be In- at times, a structed by the science ministry to refrain from telling Ottawa how to do things. This would not prevent it from suggesting what the government should try and accomplish. The Science Council would be- come more of an investigatory and advisory tool for non-gov- ernment and more in fact for the provinces and industry than in the past. the Royal Society of Canada, not much of the ex- panded role it had proposed it undertake %vith government sup- port late last year. The science ministry believes the society is not representative of Canadian science generally. And It fur- ther believes the Ottawa should pay only for services rendered, not support the academy of ences mechanism suggested. STOREHOUSE In other words, the Royal Society will have to act on its own initiative to create a na- tional storehouse of expertise, a la academy of science in other rather senseless exercise. Now, the federal science min- istry, itself one of the leading players in the science policy game, is attempting to make things considerably simpler. j After several months of study and a number of reports on and from other players, the science ministry is defining new, more precise roles for the main par- ticipants: the Science Council of Canada, the Royal Society of Canada, Scitec, and the minis- try, Scitec is the struggling na- tional umbrella organization of scientific and technical so- cieties. OVERLAP The intent is to minimize much of the present such as between the ministry and the older Science Council, and between the rival Royal Society and the younger Scitec. There is also the hope that such a redefinition of roles will improve the advice on science policy the government receives from the various maior players j countries. But Ottawa will be The redefinition of roles has willing to purchase the wisdom important implications for the public. For example, the sci- ence ministry would refrain from becoming involved in pub- lic debate on science policy is- sues, leaving public discussion as a responsibility of the sci- ence council. The Science Council, which for a long time has been a thorn in the side of govern- well as being an echo in government's also be prohibited from dealing too thoroughly with federal pol- icy. As one science ministry of- ficial put it, the Science Council would still be permitted to make recommendations on what Ottawa shoulrl do in sci- ence policy, but not about how it should do it. More specifically, the science ministry now envisions the new roles as follows: the science ministry, a strong focus on federal govern- ment policy considerations and science policy mechanisms. The ministry would also be respon- sible for gauging how federal policies and proposals would af- fect non-government sectors, In- cluding the provinces, industry and the universities. It would also keep an eye and an ear open for proposals from and ac- tivities in the non-government sectors that might have an ef- fect on federal decisions and policies. LOW PROFILE As mentioned, the science ministry would emphasize its low-profife and stay out of the public debate on science policy matters. the Science Council, which will now certainly move to Montreal from Ottawa, there would be a new role that fo- cusses on non-government sec- tors and reduces the past con- centration on federal matters alone. of Royal Society members, all of them leading scholars, under appropriate circumstances. In a similar fashion, the sci- ence ministry does not seem to favor the Royal Society's aspi- rations of becoming Canada's principle representative on in- ternational scientific bodies. While things may change in this area, the Royal Society is again left with having to act on its own. And even then, it must re- port international initiatives to the government so that the Royal Society's efforts don't in- terfere with official activities. Scitec, a lot of encour- agement but still not very much financial support. The Science ministry believes Scitec is not only valuable but essential. One senior ministry official explained that Canadian cir- cumstances dictate such an overall organization. And if it weren't there, Ottawa would have to try and create some- thing like it. Scitec is about as close to the "grassroots" as the government would normally want to get on general scientific matters. And the ministry sees Scitec as pro- viding a valuable forum for sci- entific discussion and debate in Canada. At the same time, the minis- try is trying to dispel the myth that Scitec is considered or could be considered the only channel through which individ- ual scientific societies can ex- press their views to govern ment. The thctic" ministry Is "sympa- to Scitec's recent pro- posal to have Ottawa fund a na- tional "House of which would provide common services and thus savings to the country's many financially- troubled scientific societies. Fi- nancial support could be forth- coming by fiscal year 1975-76.