CCR submission to the 2006 pre-budget consultations

The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) is a coalition of 15 national organizations representing over 500,000 individuals on the front lines of research and study in Canada. Our members are from the public and private sectors and engage in basic and applied research, study and practice in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The working experience of our members has informed the Consortium’s deliberations and shaped our recommendations to the Committee.

Our advice is straightforward. To build a dynamic and productive economy – one in which Canadians enjoy the best quality of life and the highest possible standard of living – the federal government must significantly increase its spending to support:
– the core operations of post-secondary institutions through a dedicated transfer;
– the federal research granting agencies; and
– its own research infrastructure.