NL Big Reset report released, recommendations for PSE draw criticism from unions, leaders

May 12, 2021
The Premier’s Economic Recovery Team in Newfoundland & Labrador recently released their report, The Big Reset, which outlines a path to right the province’s fiscal situation within six years. The report includes several recommendations for PSE, including calling on Memorial University of Newfoundland and the College of the North Atlantic to establish a Centre of Excellence in Green Technology, updating the College Act and Memorial University Act to provide the institutions with new autonomy, and reducing provincial operating grants to the institutions. CBC reports that MUN president Vianne Timmons described the 30% cut to operating grants as “an impossible target,” and VOCM states that unions such as MUNFA and the provincial chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students are calling on the government to reject the report. NL (PDF) | Saltwire | CBC | VOCM (NL)