Tuesday, April 21, 2009

University of Saskatchewan gets $456 million

As our Western Economic Development report came out, I noticed that the University of Saskatchewan had lobbied them for cash. A further search dug up the following public dollars for the U of S last fiscal year for a grand total of $456 million. The U of S is expected to get money from each of the following once again in fiscal 2009. Students wanting a tuition freeze need to realize how much their education is funded already!

List of Government Funding
-Province of Saskatchewan $315,918,000
-Other Provinces $15,512,000
-Canada Foundation for Innovation $47,544,000
-Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) $30,593,000
-Other Federal $30,490,000
-Canadian Institute of Health Research $9,661,000
-Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) $2,101,000
-Canada Research Chairs $1,627,000
-Health Canada (HC) $1,418,000
-Municipal $568,000
-Foreign Government $557,000

The office of the commissioner of lobbying of Canada website reports the following regarding the U of S' lobbying. They're hitting up everyone for cash...

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Consulate General of Canada, National Defence (DND), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Industry Canada (IC), Health Canada (HC), Senate of Canada, Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Transport Canada (TC), Members of the House of Commons, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Senate of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Treasury Board of Canada (TBS), National Parole Board, Environment Canada (EC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Statistics Canada , National Research Council (NRC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

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