Minister’s criticism of UAlberta is political posturing, says university president

March 23, 2018

University of Alberta President David Turpin tells reporters that recent criticism directed toward him and UAlberta by AB Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt was a political charade. Earlier this week, Schmidt told reporters that Turpin should have looked at cutting his own salary and those of other senior UAlberta executives instead of “rummaging in the pockets of students.” Turpin claims that all of UAlberta’s budget decisions had been presented to the ministry at an earlier time, and that “there were no surprises here.” Turpin adds that Schmidt was also already aware that UAlberta plans to make cuts in executive compensation. CBC | Edmonton Journal