Ford government to appeal Student Choice Initiative court ruling - 2019-12-10

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F0.png Ford government to appeal Student Choice Initiative court ruling December 10, 2019, Victoria Gibson, iPolitics

TORONTO—The Ford government will appeal the court ruling that overruled their Student Choice Initiative, a directive allowing post-secondary students to opt out of paying some student fees.

"I can confirm that we are appealing the decision," Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano told reporters on Tuesday, declining to say how much the appeal would cost the provincial government, nor the legal grounds upon which they were making their case. "As we've indicated before, we wanted to ensure as a government that we do everything in our power to promote affordability for students," he said.

The Student Choice Initiative was first announced in January. Then-Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Merrilee Fullerton claimed at the time that students in Ontario were being forced to pay for "services they do not use and organizations they do not support."

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