Higher education major focus of Ontario throne speech

March 8, 2010

In its throne speech yesterday, the Ontario government unveiled its 5-year Open Ontario Plan, in which colleges and universities will play a key role. The plan begins with increasing PSE spaces by 20,000 students this year. The plan intends to raise the province's post-secondary attainment rate to 70%. The plan also targets e-learning with the creation of the Ontario Online Institute, meant to give students access to the best professors in top university programs from their home computers. The province intends to aggressively promote its post-secondary institutions abroad, and increase international enrolment by 50% while maintaining spaces for Ontario students. Ontario News Release | Read the throne speech