Ontario Throne Speech focuses on public education

November 29, 2007

Yesterday, Ontario's Liberal government opened the legislature with a throne speech promising an additional $3.1 billion per year in funding for public education, a new $300 textbooks and technology grant for university students, a renewed commitment to university infrastructure funding, and new distance grants for students commuting from remote areas. The Council of Ontario Universities welcomed the government's commitment to "a "better educated, more highly skilled Ontario," while Ontario's faculty associations urged increased funding for universities.