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