Ford right to cancel funding for Francophone university in the GTA: Shaver

January 9, 2019

Ontario Premier Doug Ford was right to rethink the creation of a Francophone university in the GTA, writes Charles S Shaver for the Sudbury Star. Shaver notes that the “start-up” government funding cost of the new university was slated to be $83.5M over 10 years, with the federal government paying half. However, Shaver cites statistics showing that existing French-language university programs in ON already have trouble attracting students. “The question is whether we really need another French university, especially in the GTA, with high living costs and few French students in the immediate vicinity?” Shaver adds.

Sudbury Star