Ford gives new uni­ver­sity cam­pus a fail­ing grade

Thornhill Post - - News -

On­tario Premier Doug Ford can­celled the fund­ing for three post-sec­ondary cam­pus ex­pan­sion plans, in­clud­ing the joint plans of York Uni­ver­sity and Seneca Col­lege to open a new fa­cil­ity in Markham. The $252 mil­lion project was re­ly­ing largely on fund­ing from the On­tario gov­ern­ment and was ap­proved in May 2015 by the pre­vi­ous Lib­eral gov­ern­ment. De­spite the an- nounce­ment, both York and Seneca have pledged to con­tinue with the plans, call­ing their project “shovel ready.” A joint state­ment from project part­ners sent a clear mes­sage: “We all re­main stead­fast in our com­mit­ment to see­ing this project through to a suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion.” Fund­ing was also cut to projects in Mil­ton and Bramp­ton.

DOWN BUT NOT OUT? The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment had al­lo­cated $125 mil­lion to the York project.

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