Spring may bring tuition thaw to Manitoba

April 1, 2008

Facing increasing pressure from the province's universities, Manitoba’s 9-year tuition freeze may come to an end in next week's budget.  With no promise to maintain the freeze in their last election campaign, the new NDP budget may include a phased move away from the tuition freeze -- a situation that institutions say has created long-term damage to PSE in Manitoba.  While any move on tuition would potentially put the government on a collision course with students, the NDP were quick to point out that “even if tuition went up by 10%, it would still be at 1999 levels, since the NDP reduced tuition by 10% when it came into office.”  Winnipeg Free Press  

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