PCs nix $20M for new digs for Wind­sor law school

The London Free Press - - REGION -

WIND­SOR — A cat­a­strophic blow has been dealt to Wind­sor’s long-stand­ing dream of mov­ing the Univer­sity of Wind­sor law school into the Paul Mar­tin Build­ing down­town. The $20-mil­lion com­mit­ment to ren­o­vate the fed­eral her­itage build­ing into a law school — made by for­mer premier Kath­leen Wynne’s Lib­er­als just be­fore the June 7 elec­tion — has been can­celled by the Doug Ford Tories, an aide to Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties Min­is­ter Mer­rilee Fuller­ton said. Stephanie Rae said “fund­ing for the re­lo­ca­tion is not go­ing ahead,” cit­ing Ford’s prom­ise to re­store trust and ac­count­abil­ity to On­tario’s fi­nances. The univer­sity’s John Cole­man wouldn’t say how the school in­tends to re­spond. The city was look­ing at buy­ing the build­ing for $1 and turn­ing it over to the univer­sity to house the law school’s 800 stu­dents and fac­ulty. Coun­cil has agreed to spend $15 mil­lion to help with the ren­o­va­tion.

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