In 2006, the federal government reduced SWC’s annual budget, forcing most of its regional offices to close. Conservative MP Garth Turner said he and other members of the party were obliged by Prime Minister Harper to agree to the cuts.
The 2012 federal budget announced that funding for the NRTEE would be cut after the organization produced a pessimistic report on Canada’s provincial and territorial climate change plans emphasizing the fact that the government would not reach its set targets of greenhouse-gas reductions unless additional measures are taken.
On April 5, 2012, Industry Canada sent a letter announcing that funding for the Community Access Program (CAP), amounting to about $15 million, was scheduled to end on March 31, 2012 and would not be renewed.
In January 2012, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that funding for Palestine House would not be renewed after March 31. Kenney cited concerns that Palestine House was an extremist institution and a supporter of terrorists and terrorism.