Gov­ern­ment should ex­plain univer­sity fund­ing

Cape Breton Post - - Editorial -

Nova Sco­tia Pre­mier Stephen Mc­Neil must ex­plain his de­ci­sion not to help Cape Breton Univer­sity, while giv­ing $10.5 mil­lion in ad­di­tional fund­ing to Aca­dia Univer­sity last year.

It’s not right and Cape Bre­ton­ers de­serves bet­ter.

Our uni­ver­si­ties have been fac­ing chal­lenges be­cause of the Lib­er­als re­fusal to in­vest in our young peo­ple’s ed­u­ca­tion. Tu­ition fees at Cape Breton Univer­sity have sky­rock­eted while CBU has been forced to make cuts to var­i­ous pro­grams.

Mean­while, the Lib­er­als kept se­cret more than $10 mil­lion in un­bud­geted sup­port given to Aca­dia.

The pre­mier needs to stop pick­ing favourites and en­sure our young peo­ple have ac­cess to the ed­u­ca­tion they need.

Tammy Martin

MLA Cape Breton Cen­tre

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