the pre-budget submission from OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) to the province, which concludes
The only thing we really can’t afford is to let our institutions fall further behind. Austerity in higher education doesn’t just hurt students and families now. It hurts students yet to come, and damages the social vitality and economic competitiveness of our province. Investing in higher education may not be the easiest thing to do in the current climate. But it is something we must do as a province, for our collective future prosperity.
So say we all.
Oh, and some good news: apparently N.B. tuition is no longer the second-highest in the country though it is still well above the national average when Ontario is excluded.