So that's what this science march is about.
She says thanks to the federal government's multibillion-dollar investment into scientific research across Canada, it's the ideal time to celebrate the investment while also asking for more support to tackle big problems such as climate change and increase the number of jobs in the scientific community. "We want action", said a rallier.More news: Jeremy Corbyn: Avoid Iraq errors and give MPs vote
On April 22, last year, more than a million scientists, teachers and supporters of scientific thought marched in more than 600 cities around the world in a unique initiative to defend science and scientific outlook.
This year fewer than 100 people stopped by, down from the 500 who attended in 2017.More news: Commonwealth Games 2018: What to look out for on the final day
Rally speakers also called the Trump administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to task for what they called an attack on science.
Their goal was to let people know that science should not be ignored. "Also to help with the communication of facts and research to help educate people that may not have the resources they need to understand science and its impact on everyone".More news: Trump declares 'mission accomplished' in Syria strike
"Funding for science continues to remain abysmally low in India while all developed countries or those aspiring to reach that stage of development are, in keeping with requirements of the knowledge era, investing much higher proportions of GDP in S&T research", said a statement by the organisers. "People who came to America and did incredible things for science and did incredible things that live on in our daily lives that would not happen if these refugees didn't have a place to come and support their great science".