ON premier hints tuition freeze will stay in place, office clarifies increases still up for discussion

At a recent news conference, Government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford expressed that he is not in favour of a tuition increase for postsecondary students. “I just don’t believe this is the time to go into these students’ pockets, especially the ones that are really struggling, and ask for a tuition increase,” said Ford. This comment comes in response to recent calls from the Council of Ontario Universities, Colleges Ontario, and others for an end to the province’s tuition freeze and for the immediate implementation of the blue-ribbon panel’s recommendations. Despite Ford’s remarks, the Premier’s Office has clarified that tuition increases and additional funding for postsecondary institutions are still up for discussion.

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