1983-84 The Cuts! The Cuts!

Trek Magazine - - Great Trekking -

Re­straint, re­straint, said the new So­cred govern­ment, cut­ting back spend­ing and tak­ing away peo­ple’s rights. Sol­i­dar­ity, sol­i­dar­ity, said the peo­ple, form­ing coali­tions, march­ing in ral­lies, go­ing out on strike. We will join you, said the AMS of UBC, wor­ried about fund­ing cuts and the tu­ition in­creases that might fol­low.

And they did: 33 per cent of them, and for good mea­sure the govern­ment jumped in and cut stu­dent fi­nan­cial aid by 83 per cent and abol­ished all grants, leav­ing stu­dents free to ac­cu­mu­late debt.

And if you were a for­eign stu­dent, good luck. For the first time in its his­tory UBC be­gan charg­ing more to in­ter­na­tional stu­dents.

And there were pe­ti­tions and marches, but the in­creases went ahead.

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