https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/04/doug-ford-ontario-chief-scientist_a_23474870/ New Ontario Premier Doug Ford has fired the province's first chief scientist. Dr. Molly Shoichet, a renowned biomedical engineer who teaches at the University of Toronto, was appointed in November to advise the government and ensure science and research were at the forefront of decision-making. Shoichet told HuffPost Canada in an email that the she does not believe the decision was about her, and "I don't even know whether it was about this role." She said she is disappointed but honoured to have served Ontarians, even for a short time. "We need to build our culture of science in Ontario," she said. "The best jobs, which Premier Ford said he wants to create, are in the tech and biotech sectors. These are rooted in science. "I am hopeful that the Premier understands that our prosperity is rooted in science."