Did Doug Ford consult any students for his "For the Students" plan? - 2019-01-19

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F0.png Did Doug Ford consult any students for his "For the Students" plan? January 19, 2019, Michael Bueckert, Medium

Yes — but just the alt-right ones.

On January 17th, 2019, Doug Ford's government announced a new funding framework for Ontario's post-secondary education system that, in addition to throwing students further into debt, includes a policy called the "Student Choice Initiative" which will allow students to opt-out of ancillary fees.

As Nora Loreto has written about elsewhere, this move is potentially catastrophic: "If implemented, this would severely weaken, if not kill students' unions, clubs, associations, services and campus media like radio or the campus press."

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