Manitoba reportedly to halve expected increase in university funding

April 8, 2013

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that sources have confirmed that the Manitoba government will cut in half the increase in total funding to universities that was expected this year. The universities had planned on a 5% increase in base funding this year, the last of a 3-year funding agreement. The newspaper reports that sources confirmed the funding increase provided in the 2013-14 budget will now be 2.5%. The province will table its budget on April 16. Winnipeg Free Press