Postsecondary funding, ACC centre focal points in MB party leaders’ debate


At a recent provincial party leaders’ debate in Winnipeg, Progressive Conservative Leader Heather Stefanson, NDP Leader Wab Kinew, and Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont debated topics that included funding for Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College. Citing the difference in funding increases between BrandonU and universities based in Winnipeg, Michele McDougall of reports that the leaders debated how they would ensure adequate and fair operational funding for schools in Brandon. BrandonU President David Docherty stated that he did not want to make funding an election issue and instead asserted that it was an equity issue. As part of the debate, all three leaders also committed their support for the completion of ACC’s Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.

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