Cuts to federal government services

Environment

  • 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

Law enforcement

  • 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

Science and research