Grenfell report co-author criticizes autonomy delay

November 25, 2009

An Irish academic who co-authored a report recommending that Sir Wilfred Grenfell College be granted university status is frustrated by the Newfoundland and Labrador government's lack of progress on the file. John Kelly dismisses recent comments from the province's education minister that certain organizational measures need to be in place at Grenfell before legislation can be amended to grant the college the autonomy it seeks. "That's an excuse for doing nothing." Kelly hopes the plan is to still grant full university status while retaining affiliation with Memorial University, and not just to give Grenfell more autonomy than it currently has. Western Star