Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities is making an announcement this afternoon. The government isn’t saying what the announcement is about but it comes about two months after the Tories made big changes to post-secondary funding. The province eliminated free tuition for low-income students in January while imposing a 10 per cent across-the-board tuition fee cut. It also made several once-mandatory student fees optional, including those that fund campus organizations and clubs.
Meanwhile, university and college students are planning to walk out of class tomorrow to show they oppose the province’s tuition changes. The Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students says students at 13 colleges and universities have already signed up for the noon protest. The group is calling on the province to provide more grants, rather than loans and to eliminate tuition fees for all students.
The Canadian Press
Photo Credit: Merrilee Fullerton via Twitter
For the first time in #Ontario, post-secondary students across the province will see their tuition rates decrease by 10% – the latest step in our Government's #ForThePeople plan to keep more money in the pockets of students and families. #highered #onpoli pic.twitter.com/gmHNFJz2zw
— Merrilee Fullerton, MPP (@DrFullertonMPP) January 18, 2019