More reaction from PSE community on federal budget

April 2, 2012

Like the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, several other post-secondary organizations praise increased government investment in research and innovation as outlined in the latest federal budget. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges and Polytechnics Canada welcome the funding allocated to the Canada Foundation for Innovation's College-Industry Innovation Fund. ACCC says new investments to support First Nations on-reserve elementary and secondary education will ultimately increase participation rates in higher education. The Canadian Bureau for International Education welcomes Ottawa's continued commitment to international education as signaled in the new budget. The Canadian Federation of Students criticizes the budget for not containing any student aid measures to offset students' rising debt loads. "Funding aimed at bridging academic research and the private sector would have been more effectively spent with improved financial assistance for students," says the president of Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. ACCC News Release | Polytechnics Canada News Release | COU News Release | CREPUQ News Release (in French) | CFHSS News Release | CBIE News Release | CFS News Release | CASA News Release