National Science Advisor (Canada)

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National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister is a post that existed from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Arthur Carty officially started in the role of on April 1, 2004. The advisor headed the Office of the National Science Advisor (ONSA), within Industry Canada, later moved to Privy Council Office.[1] Dr. Carty was previously the President of the National Research Council. When Dr. Carty retired on March 31, 2008, the position was eliminated.[2]

In the 2015 Minister of Science Mandate Letter there is a priority to create a new Chief Science Officer position.[3]

On December 5, 2016 the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced the competition for the new position, to be called Chief Science Advisor.[4]

On September 26, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Mona Nemer will be Canada's new Chief Science Advisor.

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  1. ^ "Office of the National Science Advisor - Home". Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016. 
  2. ^ "Scientists lament closing of key advisory office". 25 Jan 2008. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016. 
  3. ^ "Minister of Science Mandate Letter". Archived from the original on 5 Jan 2016. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016. 
  4. ^ "Government of Canada launches search for Chief Science Advisor". Archived from the original on February 24, 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

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