The Liberal government delivered its third budget in February 2018. It commits to significant investments in research and science, with historic increases to Tri-Council base funding for basic research.
Briefs & Reports
CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom. Therefore it has a duty to intervene further to the tabling of Private Member’s Bill 234, an Act to amend the Charter of the Université de Montréal.
CAUT Submission Concerning the Modernization of Labour Standards Under the Canada Labour Code (January 2018)
CAUT would like to see the federal labour code amended to address the growing inequality among workers by making improvements to the Canada Labour Code.
Bill C-59, while addressing many of the concerns raised by the previous anti-terrorism legislation, needs further amendments in order to better safeguard both the security and civil liberties of Canadians.
Report of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into the Situation of Dr. Denis Rancourt at the University of Ottawa (December 2017)
Beginning in the early 2000s, the UofO tenured professor became involved with his employer in an escalating series of disputes over the pedagogy and grading of his assigned courses that culminated in his termination.
In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed the Agreement on Land, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance, which required new legislation to be implemented in both countries.
CAUT members create copyrighted material, including course content, journal articles and textbooks – in traditional and new media forms. CAUT understands the importance of protecting creators' rights in these works and through the collective bargaining process.
The Liberal government has laid out a vision for jobs and growth - focusing on skills development, innovation and infrastructure investment. Achieving this will require deeper action to strengthen post-secondary education and research.
The burning of fossil fuels is triggering changes to the global climate that will have catastrophic environmental, economic and social consequences. The magnitude of the problem, and the deep challenges associated with confronting it, can seem overwhelming.
CAUT welcomes this report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science. It is a thoughtful and comprehensive study that correctly diagnoses problems that have plagued basic science for over a decade. The Panel’s recommendations, if implemented, will chart a strong future for science and research in Canada.