Ontario's chief science officer says she has been fired

As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares to meet with Ontario's new premier today at the Ontario legislature, the provincial New Democrats are questioning whether Doug Ford believes in the value of science and scientific research.

The province's chief science officer says she has been fired by the new government.

Molly Shoichet, who is a biomedical engineer, was hired seven months ago by former premier Kathleen Wynne to advise government officials and promote the province's research domestically and abroad.

The NDP's Peter Tabuns says Ford should explain Shoichet's firing, along with last week's announcement that the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science will be scrapped.

  • Niagara Votes

    Check out the Niagara Votes section of our website for candidate information and the latest news related to the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election.