AB students critical after reviewing market-modifier proposals

June 3, 2015

Students in Alberta are questioning the province's decision under the former Progressive Conservative government to approve "market-modifier" tuition increases. Romy Garrido, VP External with the University of Calgary Students' Union, said that the proposals, obtained by Metro News under a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request, made it clear that the increases were unnecessary. Navneet Khinda, President of the University of Alberta Students' Union, added, "a lot of reasoning used for these proposals was quite flawed. I think the [past] government approved them all because it was a political opportunity, rather than a good policy decision." The students also said that the institutions and the government did not pay due attention to their input. Metro News