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Conestoga College reacts to provincial funding cuts at post-secondary campuses

The college is responding to news the Ford government is pulling the plug on funding for expansions at three post-secondary campuses. One of those projects involved Conestoga and WLU in Milton
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Conestoga College Waterloo Campus. Photo Conestoga College

Conestoga College says it understands and respects the provincial government's decision to cancel funding to expand three post-secondary campuses.

The Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton says the province is not in a position to fund expansions in Markham, Milton and Brampton because of its 15-billion-dollar deficit.

Conestoga was the designated college partner for the Milton campus project led by Wilfrid Laurier University.

The college says, "While the college recognizes the importance of access to quality post-secondary education, it is essential that future investments meet the needs of all Ontarians."

They go on to say, "We look forward to future opportunities to continue our work with Wilfrid Laurier University as well as our government, industry and community partners to develop a revised model for the cost-effective delivery of post-secondary education that will address identified needs and provide enhanced opportunities for people in Milton to develop the skills and knowledge to launch successful careers and contribute to the broader well-being and prosperity of Ontario and their local community."

The full statement from the college can be found here.


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