R&D, infrastructure subject of ACCC's spending recommendations

September 29, 2009

In its pre-budget submission, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges recommends the federal government increase research and development funding by 5%, with the additional amount dedicated to college/private sector applied research projects. ACCC also suggests Ottawa establish a college infrastructure and equipment fund of $500 million annually over 5 years to help colleges provide the advanced skills required by employers. ACCC calls on the government to boost funding for the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Post-Secondary Student Support Program. Read the submission