Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that to occupy your Canada Day. – Tim Harford discusses why randomized trials as part of a genuine evidence-gathering process are a must in developing public policy. – Mike de Souza reports that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans was already short on resources to do its job even before the Harper ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Mum’s the word now over ‘authorizing water pollution’.

You might remember a few days ago that I was highlighting a letter from Keith Ashfield, our Fisheries Minister, proudly proclaiming that the federal budget implementation bill ‘will offer new tools to “authorize” water pollution, while allowing the government to outsource services to protect the country’s waterways’, because the current Fisheries Act does not have ...