Winnipeg Free Press editorial calls for tuition increase

March 2, 2010

"Manitoba students have had it easy for too long," states an editorial in Monday's Winnipeg Free Press, arguing that "fees have got to rise, prudently but surely." The editorial calls Manitoba's decade-long tuition freeze a "misguided provincial policy" that put institutions on a "starvation diet." The editorial points to the University of Manitoba's estimation that it could generate $48 million more in revenue if it charged the same tuition as the University of Saskatchewan for a full-time general arts student. The editorial states that the "obvious solution" of raising tuition fees is complicated by the premier's promise to rebate tuition to students while they're still in school, a promise the editorial says needs revisiting. Winnipeg Free Press