CFS-O outlines priorities for next Ontario budget

February 1, 2011

In its pre-budget submission to the Ontario government, the province's chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students requests that funding from 7 ministries be dedicated to target a number of improvements. The CFS-O recommends the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities invest $34 million in a province-wide tuition fee freeze and increase per-student funding by 2%, at a cost of $117 million. Other requests include $300 million from the Ministry of Infrastructure to address the backlog of deferred maintenance at colleges and universities, $54 million from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide health coverage for foreign students, and $10 million from the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry to expand on-campus housing at northern Ontario institutions. CFS News Release | Read the pre-budget submission