Tuition freeze unlikely in face of rising deficit, says Ontario premier

October 23, 2009

Speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon in Belleville Ontario Friday, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty stated there is no guarantee college and university tuition will be frozen as the province tries to deal with a burgeoning deficit in the next few months. McGuinty said Ontario is proud of its PSE tuition rates, and that students should be pleased the province has the lowest recorded rate of student-loan defaults. While he could not guarantee another freeze on rising tuition fees, the premier said it would be controlled in a reasonable matter. Online Pioneer Plus