MB starts consultations on postsecondary tuition fees, unions express concerns

The Star reports that the Government of Manitoba’s Department of Advanced Education has embarked on consultations on the topic of postsecondary tuition fees. The conversations are part of Bill 33, which was passed late last year and could see MB introducing a new policy that would involve differentiated fees across faculties. Alexandra Koslock, President of CFS-Manitoba, said that the move could result in different classes of tuition and make some subjects inaccessible to certain students. Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations President Scott Forbes noted that they did not receive an invitation to consultations, and that the organization was informed that “faculty consultations would violate the laws pertaining to the Fort Whyte byelection.” “Failure to consult with faculty suggests that your government does not value our contributions to the social and economic well-being of our province,” wrote Forbes. The Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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