Open Science Act

An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (scientific research)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Elizabeth May  Green

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of April 14, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Access to Information Act to require each government institution to post on its website, or make accessible through it, all records composed in whole or in part of scientific research as soon as practicable following the conclusion of the research.


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Open Science ActRoutine Proceedings

April 14th, 2016 / 10:05 a.m.
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Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

, seconded by the member for Joliette, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (scientific research).

She said: Mr. Speaker, I want to overdramatize it, but this is extraordinarily important legislation to ensure that never again will scientific information and research paid for by the people of Canada be kept from the people of Canada. It is a very simple, straightforward measure that requires that every government institution shall cause all records composed of scientific research to be published on a public website as soon as is practicable and as soon as the research is completed. It is about open science.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)