Political Lobbying

In partnership with other groups as appropriate, the CAP schedules an intensive series of meetings each Fall and/or Spring with parliamentarians, parliamentary advisers and science journalists to highlight issues of importance to our communities. The CAP is also an active member of the Steering Committee for the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR),  which consists of 23 organizations representing more than 60,000 researchers,  and the Partnership Action Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) . Recently, our emphasis has been on:

  • The urgent need for a positive funding decision on the Canadian Neutron Facility (CNF)
  • Submission of a brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee on Research Priorities in Physics
  • Increased core funding for the granting Councils
  • The need for a mechanism to support the indirect costs of university-based research
  • Increased support for government science activities