The Harper government has taken aim at environmental protection, slashing funding for conservation and restoration of landscapes, water and wildlife; monitoring climate change and minimizing threats from pollution.
Ontario and Manitoba have had to step in to save a facility internationally reknowned for research into how human activity impacts freshwater systems, including things like phosphates, acid rain, climate change and fish farming.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cuts to Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia have left the department with half the habitat staff it had a decade ago.
In 2012 the Conservative government turned its back on women’s groups, police forces and other experts and concerned citizens by voting to eliminate the federal long-gun registry and destroy the more than seven million records in the registry.
National Defence and the Canadian Forces
Government cuts are seriously compromising support for the Canadian military and its missions abroad.
Science and research
This government’s deep cuts to Statistics Canada have left economists and other policy makers without the data they need for evi