OTTAWA—The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) received a response from the Liberal Party on October 9, 2008, regarding the questions asked by the CCR during the recent federal election. You can read the answers below.
The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) was established in 1976. It consists of 18 organizations that represent researchers in all disciplines across Canada. While the majority of these researchers are based in universities, the constituent organizations have numerous members in government laboratories and in private sector research centres. With approximately 50,000 researchers and 400,000 students represented in these member groups, the CCR is the largest organization in Canada whose primary concerns are the funding of research in all sectors and support for post-secondary education.