ON colleges, public-private partnerships rocked by federal announcement

A recent article from The Pie News discusses the impact of the federal government’s policy changes on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Ontario’s education sector. Students at these campuses will no longer be eligible for post-graduate work permits, which affects the viability of PPPs. At least 14 colleges in Ontario are reportedly engaged in PPPs, as of 2023. The Pie reports that it is unclear what will happen to these partnerships, which contribute significantly to the financial wellbeing of several of these colleges. Several Ontario college leaders have also spoken to the press to decry the recent policy changes: Fleming College President Maureen Adamson identified several adverse human and economic impacts the policy changes could have, while Sault College President David Orazietti called the changes “reckless” and told Northern Ontario Business that they will negatively impact the college’s finances.

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