Ottawa Plans Spending Boost on Education

October 4, 2006

  Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Thursday night that the 2007 Budget will provide predictable, long-term funding for post-secondary education, to help keep future researchers, scientists and innovators in Canada. Visa rules may also be adjusted to allow foreign students to more easily stay and work in Canada when they graduate from Canadian institutions. Ottawa faces calls to spend as much as $2-billion more annually on PSE. (See Globe & Mail article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061002.wxragenda02/BNStory/Front/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20061002.wxragenda02 )