Fee opt-out a Doug Ford government attack on student unions, court hears - 2019-10-11

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F0.png Fee opt-out a Doug Ford government attack on student unions, court hears October 11, 2019, Colin Perkel, Canadian Press, Global News

TORONTO – The Ontario government's order that made certain student fees optional was a politically motivated attack on student unions and services that threatens university independence, Divisional Court heard on Friday.

In his submissions, a lawyer for the students said the Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford had no authority to implement its "Student Choice Initiative."

The change was arbitrary, court heard, and threatens student-led programs such as clubs, campus newspapers, food banks and other support services, as well as the provision of part-time jobs.

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{{cite news | first = Colin | last = Perkel | title = Fee opt-out a Doug Ford government attack on student unions, court hears | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6020378/ontario-court-students-fight-opt-out-supplementary-fees-colleges-universities/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Global News | date = October 11, 2019 | accessdate = October 12, 2019 }}