Ontario Liberal leadership candidates promise reversal of Ford policies - 2019-09-22
Following the resignation of Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party will be electing a new leader in March 2020 to challenge Premier Doug Ford in the 2022 election. In the past year, the provincial government, led by Ford, has made several significant changes to postsecondary education, most notably the restructuring of Ontario university and college funding, cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and the implementation of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).
In an article from The Queen's Journal, all Ontario Liberal Party leader candidates except Kate Graham announced their intentions to restore OSAP and reverse the SCI if elected as premier.
The Varsity spoke to three of the five candidates about their plans for postsecondary education: Mitzie Hunter, Scarborough—Guildwood MPP and former Minister of Education; Alvin Tedjo, former Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; and Michael Coteau, Don Valley East MPP and former Minister of Community and Social Services.