Evidence-Based Policy?

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.”


  1. 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.

  2. Or is this “policy-based evidence”, perhaps?