Ontario opposition parties criticize international student scholarship program

November 5, 2010

The Ontario government's new $30-million Ontario Trillium Scholarship, intended for international PhD students, is drawing criticism from opposition MPPs. The Progressive Conservative's PSE critic is calling on the Liberal government to cancel the program and divert the funds to Ontario students. "To give $40,000 a year to foreign students, that's just wrong. The money should go to Ontario families first," says PC Leader Tim Hudak. "It's quite disconcerting," says NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, noting that Ontario students already pay the highest tuition fees in Canada. Horwath says the government should review the program and determine if it really is the best way to invest in the province's education system and in its students. Ontario News Release | Toronto Star | Toronto Sun