Alternative Federal Budget calls for PSE act

March 16, 2012

In its 2012 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives states that in cooperation with the provinces, the government should implement a federal PSE act. Modelled after the principles of the Canada Health Act, the PSE act would be accompanied by a dedicated cash transfer with funding earmarked to immediately restore per-capita funding to 1992 levels; over 3 years, reduce tuition fees to 1992 levels; and over 5 years, eliminate deferred maintenance at colleges and universities. The AFB also outlines several actions in relation to financial aid, First Nations students, and university research. CCPA News Release | Alternative Federal Budget 2012