Think tanks

Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)

Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)

Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) closed its doors in 2009 due to a loss of long-term funding commitments. The problem began in 2006, when the Harper government decided to end its funding.

Public Science

The previous federal Conservative government waged a systematic assault on public science. ​The assault included the natural and social sciences. It was not restricted to government scientists, but ran the full gamut of organizations connected to scientific research: government departments, at arms-length government funded organizations, organizations that funded other research, universities, NGOs and individual researchers who obtained grants through one of the funding agencies, and even included a UN convention conducting research relevant to climate change.

Centre for Research and Information on Canada

The Centre for Research and Information on Canada (CRIC) was established in 1996 by the Canadian Unity Council (CUC). In 2009, CRIC ceased its operations, three years after funding cuts by the Harper government in its September 2006 budget.