The Government of Ontario has announced that it is extending the current tuition freeze throughout the 2023-24 school year and launching a blue-ribbon panel to address the sector’s financial stability. The panel will include eight academic and business leaders who will provide recommendations to the provincial Minister of Colleges and Universities on how to enhance the sector’s financial sustainability, support skilled workforce development, and promote economic growth. They will also provide recommendations on a long-term tuition-fee policy. Council of Ontario Universities leader Steve Orsini and Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin responded to the tuition freeze with disappointment. “We weren’t given the flexibility to respond to escalating cost pressures,” said Franklin.