CCR submission to the 2002 pre-budget consultations

The fruits of research provide a better life and stronger economy for Canadians. However, to be successful, research requires the commitment of public funds. To ensure a dynamic research community in Canada, and the many benefits that flow from such a community, the CCR recommends that the federal government develop and implement a multi-year funding program that will:

– increase federal transfers directed at core-funding of post-secondary education,
– increase funding for the direct cost programs of the granting councils,
– correct the historical under funding of SSHRC, and restore the vitality and integrity of its own internal science and technology, by providing adequate funding to, inter alia, the National
– Research Council and the research branches of government departments such as Health Canada, Agriculture Canada, Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.