Law Commission of Canada abandoned by Conservative government

The following is from the English homepage:

The Law Commission of Canada was informed on the 25th of September, 2006, of the federal government’s decision to eliminate the Commission’s funding. Over the past nine years, the Commission engaged Canadians in the process of law reform through the forging of productive networks among academic and other communities while consulting the public through various innovative means. The Commission is currently assessing the best way to address the ramifications of this announcement on staff and partners and will provide more details in a forthcoming press release.

I was familiar with the LCC primarily because of their work on electoral reform. Articles in the National Post and Canada.com list some of the other announced program cuts.