BC budget may mean service cuts, say PSE leaders

March 20, 2012

In a letter to BC's advanced education minister, the presidents of the province's 25 public PSE institutions argue that it is "unrealistic to assume that the (funding) reductions contemplated by Budget 2012 can be achieved without implications for service levels." The letter also expresses concerns about PSE being the only sector that received an overall funding reduction. The presidents also say in the letter that the province's mandates regarding collective bargaining are going to add more pressure to institutional finances. The presidents did, however, praise the province for providing more funding for capital maintenance and that overall funding would stay stable for the next year. Kamloops Daily News | The Ubyssey (student newspaper)