AB students pleased by throne speech, but eager for details

June 17, 2015

Alberta’s heard the first throne speech under its new NDP government on Monday, and many in the PSE sector were listening closely. Of particular interest were references to Bill 3, an interim supply bill that will fund essential services, including education, until the province is prepared to introduce a full budget in the fall. Romy Garrido, Chair of the Council of Alberta University Students, said that her organization was pleased to hear that PSE was referenced in the discussion of Bill 3, but added that students are eager to learn whether the government will follow through on its campaign promise to roll back “market modifier” tuition hikes. “We’re looking forward to having a seat at the table for what that will look like and the rest of their promises in the future,” she said. Metro News | CBC