October 24th, 2018

Horwath calls Ford's universities cut callous, short-sighted

TORONTO — Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement after the Doug Ford government announced that it's cancelling all funding for three university campuses: York University’s in Markham, Wilfrid Laurier University’s in Milton, and the Brampton campus of Ryerson University.

"Doug Ford's decision to rip opportunity away from thousands of students is callous, and is a major blow to job creation and economic activity in Brampton, York, Milton, and throughout Ontario. Students need more opportunity to build their best life here in Ontario, not less.

Scrapping these campuses now is shameful and will undercut the futures of thousands of students. It is not only a waste of the time and money already invested, but a waste of the valuable opportunity we have to expand Ontario's capacity for research, innovation and excellence in a number of fields.

Ontario's New Democrats will stand up against this devastating cut, and hope that the Ford Conservative MPPs that represent people in these communities will join us."