Doug Ford defends cutting mandatory student-union fees - 2019-02-11
Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his decision to allow students to opt out of some additional fees by accusing student unions of getting up to "crazy Marxist nonsense" in a fundraising letter to party supporters.
Mr. Ford's government last month announced a number of changes to the financing of the postsecondary education system, including a plan to make many student fees optional.
Student groups have protested the proposed changes, saying they would dramatically alter life on campus. Most believe that giving students the right to opt out of fees could hobble student unions, which fund a range of services from newspapers to food banks and minority student groups.