COU calls for infrastructure spending

January 7, 2009

The Council of Ontario Universities is echoing the call by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Association and Universities and Colleges of Canada for government investment in PSE infrastructure. COU is asking the Ontario government for $270 million in one-time relief to project jobs at universities, as well $500 million for infrastructure renewal. COU is seeking an additional $2-billion over the next 2 years for new construction. The backlog of deferred maintenance at Ontario universities adds up to $1.6 billion. CanWest News Service | COU 2009 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission