Election 2014

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This election, every political party is making promises and proposals that will affect university faculty, students, and their families.

OCUFA has assembled resources to help you understand each party’s platform and their positions on issues that will have an impact on higher education in Ontario – share them with your friends and colleagues .

You can also take action by sending a message to your local candidates and to the party leaders telling them that higher education matters to you.

Check back often for the latest news and additional resources.

Underfunding, rising student-faculty ratios, and soaring tuition fees are putting our universities at risk. Let your local candidates know that it’s time to invest in the quality, accessibility, and affordability of our universities.

Tell the party leaders and your local candidates that you want them to make higher education a priority this election.

To send an email, please fill out the form below. This information allows us to connect you to your candidates and make sure your message is heard. We won’t ever share your personal information with a third party.

Once you complete and submit the form, you will be taken to step two where you can view and edit the email to your local candidates.

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Professor Glen Jones,  Ontario Research Chair in Post-secondary Education Policy and Measurement at the University of Toronto, on Higher Education in the 2014 provincial election.

Plus, short videos featuring Glen Jones on Higher Education issues in the 2014 election:

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Professor Larry Savage, Director of the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University, on labour issues for faculty and academic librarians in the 2014 Ontario provincial election.

Plus, short videos featuring Larry Savage on labour issues in the 2014 election:

Read and share this one-page summary of what each of the three major parties has to say on funding for postsecondary education, faculty hiring, affordability, protecting collective bargaining rights and pensions.

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This questionnaire has been distributed to the leaders of the major political parties to get a better sense of where they stand on issues that matter to university professors and academic librarians. We will post their responses as they become available. This survey can also be distributed to local candidates.

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Everything you need to get involved locally, including how to organize meetings with your local candidates and tips for planning an all candidates meeting

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Ontario professors look forward to working with the Wynne Government


Ontario’s professors and academic librarians are today looking forward to working with Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government to address Ontario’s higher education challenges. “While Ontario’s colleges and universities were not a focus of the election campaign, they are among our most powerful tools for creating jobs, boosting the economy, and building a fairer society,” […]

Ontario professors look forward to working with the Wynne Government


TORONTO – Ontario’s professors and academic librarians are today looking forward to working with Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government to address Ontario’s higher education challenges. “While Ontario’s colleges and universities were not a focus of the election campaign, they are among our most powerful tools for creating jobs, boosting the economy, and building a […]

Only 24 hours left to tell your candidates you support higher education


There are only 24 hours left until Ontario goes to the polls to choose its next government. In an election that was supposedly all about jobs and the economy, the leaders of the three major parties have said very little about our job creating and economy boosting universities. But you can remind them how important […]

Editorial board endorsements reflect electoral confusion, disappointment


Over the weekend, the four major Toronto dailies endorsed their picks in the provincial election campaign. The National Post and the Toronto Sun threw their enthusiastic support behind Tim Hudak’s PC Party. The Toronto Star endorsed Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, while the editorial board of the Globe and Mail all but threw up their hands in exasperation at the dearth of electoral options, and begrudgingly […]


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