OCUFA on Ontario Election Results

With the Ontario election resulting in a Liberal minority government — one seat short of a majority —  coupled with an uncertain economy, many questions remain regarding the Liberal government’s policy directions for higher education, and their impact on the university sector.

The Liberal party platform promised a 30% tuition fee rebate to undergraduate students from households earning $160,000 or less, funding 60,000 new spaces at Ontario’s universities and colleges by 2013-14, and the creation of three “new, leading-edge undergraduate campuses” in Milton, Barrie and Brampton. No money was allocated to increase per-student funding — currently the lowest in Canada — which is critical for quality enhancements.

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