Of course, it's never enough

March 25, 2008

The Canadian Federation of Students calls yesterday's Ontario budget "impoverished" because instead of reducing tuition or student loan interest rates, it included a $150 annual textbook voucher. The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance expressed "guarded optimism" about the textbook, technology and travel grants, but was disappointed the government failed to follow through on its commitment to convert tuition and education tax credits into up-front grants. And the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations feels the budget spends too much on bricks and mortar without addressing the "quality crisis," which demands the hiring of about 5,500 tenure-stream faculty at Ontario universities. CFS | OUSAOCUFA