OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 6, 2015) - The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, made the following statement today:

"Our government values science and will treat scientists with respect.

"That is why government scientists and experts will be able to speak freely about their work to the media and the public.

"We are working to make government science fully available to the public and will ensure that scientific analyses are considered in decision making.

"Canadians expect us to fulfill our commitments, including a more transparent and open government, and I am confident that we will accomplish great things for all Canadians."

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