What We Expect From the Public, Industry, Media And Interest Groups

Friday, February 17, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
Kathryn O’Hara, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
The public plays a critical role in determining what positions policy-makers will take and are influenced by media. Industry, as the greatest investor in advancing knowledge and science has every right to have its voice heard, but is seen by some as a ‘necessary evil’. Similarly, interest groups vary from guardians of the common good to robust defenders of legitimate sectoral interests. My brief commentary will pose these and other searching questions around principles 14 – 17.