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Leading Canadian Think Tank Closes Its Doors (Radio Interview: CIUT)

by Sharon Manson Singer

Canada is losing one of its leading independent public policy think tanks due to a lack of long-term funding commitment from governments and other resources.  In a press release issued yesterday, Dr. Sharon Manson Singer, President of Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) announced that "after 15 years of quality public policy research (CPRN) is no longer financially viable and will cease operations."  CPRN has been recognized nationally – and internationally – as a champion of citizen engagement and non-partisan socio-economic public policy research and analysis and has produced a wealth of quality evidence-based publications on a wide variety of issues CPRN has worked extensively in the areas of social innovation, citizenship, diversity and Canadian values.  Dr. Manson Singer joined Take 5 (CIUT Radio) to discuss the importance of independent research in public policy-making.

Release Date: 27 Oct 2009
Number of pages: 1
Document number: 51889