Harper Cut & Run Government

*2006 Federal Conservative Government Cuts


Canada Policy Research Networks ELIMINATED

Canada School of Public Service FUNDING REDUCTION



Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation FUNDING REDUCTION



Canada Revenue Agency Visitor Rebate Program ELIMINATED



Canadian Heritage Centre for Research and Information on Canada FUNDING
ELIMINATED



Canadian Heritage Support to Canadian Volunteerism Initiative ELIMINATED



Canadian Labour Business Centre ELIMINATED



Canadian Policy Research Networks FUNDING ELIMINATED



Canadian Volunteerism Initiative ELIMINATED



Community Access Program, internet access for communities at libraries,
post offices, community centers ELIMINATED



Court Challenges Program ELIMINATED



Court Commission of Canada ELIMINATED



Environment: Youth International Internship Program ELIMINATED



First Nations and Inuit Tobacco Control Program ELIMINATED



Foreign Affairs and Public Diplomacy Program ELIMINATED



Foreign Affairs Youth International Internship Program ELIMINATED



Health Canada $28.1 MILLION REDUCTION



Health Canada Policy Research Program ELIMINATED



Health Canada Medical Marijuana Research Program ELIMINATED



Human Resources and Skills Development SIGNIFICANT FUNDING REDUCTIONS



HRD Adult Learning and Literacy programs REDUCED AND ELIMINATED



HRD Youth Employment Programs REDUCED AND ELIMINATED



Indian and Northern Affairs Canada FUNDING REDUCTION



Industry Canada Programs including Technology Partnerships Canada
FUNDING REDUCTION



Industry Industrial Programs including Technology Partnerships Canada
FUNDING REDUCTION



LAW Commission of Canada ELIMINATED



Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative ELIMINATED



Museum Assistance Program FUNDING REDUCTION



National Defence High-Frequency Surface Wave Radar Project ELIMINATED



Natural Resources and Environment Climate Change Programs, including the
One Tonne Challenge, 40 public information offices across the country,
and several scientific and research programs on climate change, 40%
BUDGET CUT



Natural Resources Programs for Studying Concrete and Other Materials
ELIMINATED



Public Works and Government Services Canadian Identity Grant and
Contribution Program ELIMINATED



Royal Canadian Mounted Police Drug Impaired Driving Program Training
Budget ELIMINATED



Statistics Canada SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS



Status of Women Canada, SIGNIFICANT BUDGET CUT



Status of Women Canada mandate CHANGED; EXCLUDES “gender equality and
political justice”



Status of Women, advocating, policy research and lobbying TOTALLY BANNED



Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada FUNDING REDUCTION



Workplace Equity/Employment Equity Program SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION






Programs Lost


* Victoria Status of Women Action Group (vSWAG) – current funding expires
December 2006. Not eligible for future funding.



* Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially and Economically (WISE) – current
funding expires December 2007. Not eligible for future funding.


* Kamloops Women’s Resource Centre


Harper’s Biggest Lie
Harper Letter

Quote:

“The Harper government has embraced a pre-Nixonian policy towards China, deliberately distancing Canada from the emerging mega-power, thereby limiting our ability to affect China’s performance on human rights or on other issues,” Clark said.

“With the Harper government, there is a new, more deliberate insularity [in foreign policy] with the singular exception of our military engagement in Afghanistan,” Clark said. “I believe that Mr Harper and his colleagues are moving deliberately away from central elements of the foreign policy that has been a key strength for Canada under both Progressive Conservative and Liberal administrations.

“Mr Harper’s party, [formerly] known as the Reform Party, began self-consciously as a protest movement and it has no inherited tradition in international affairs … moreover, their method is wedge politics, so there is scant domestic experience with brokering and embracing contesting points of view,” Clark added. “These significant departures from Canada’s traditional foreign policy should not be considered as rookie mistakes, but as deliberate policy.”

Joe Clark