Federations fight to save SSHRC

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June 1993 - Senate Saves SSHRC

The Mulroney Government attempts with Bill C-93 to merge the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) back into the Canada Council. The Social Science Federation of Canada and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities advocate against the bill, arguing that it will hurt Canadian research. In 1977, they welcome SSHRC for its specific focus on Humanities and Social Science Research. Both federations petition their members to write to senators and to advocate against the abolition of SSHRC. With a Conservative majority, and much to Mulroney’s dismay, the Senate defeats Bill C-93 in June 1993.