December 2 nd 2011 2 Comments Share Email Twitter Google+ Facebook LinkedIn Posted in: Miscellaneous Evidence-Based Policy? by John Gregory More posts by John » The Honourable Rob Nicholson responded to critics of the current crime bill who said that crime is declining and the vast majority of Canadians feel safe, “We don’t govern on the basis of statistics.” « Previous: A Couple of Google Search Improvements Next: The Friday Fillip: Learning to Draw From Ruskin » Comments David Cheifetz December 2nd, 2011 at 10:43 am Or, too often, reason and facts, either. The former CRAPpers prefer seem to prefer ideology. Nice of the Minister to provide evidence supporting the Vancouver Occupy Now movement’s view that some Conservative Party ministers have a very liberal (g) connection with facts, science and reality. But, then, the Minister is a lawyer and, as some of us know, law and logic are sometimes not bedfellows. Hmmm…. would a marriage of law and logic be a same sex marriage? Perhaps that’s the Minister’s problem. John S. Kennedy December 5th, 2011 at 10:20 am Or is this “policy-based evidence”, perhaps?