Kathleen Wynne was sworn in as Premier of Ontario this afternoon. In addition to a new Premier, the province of Ontario also has a new Cabinet. Brad Duguid has been appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
OCUFA will meet with Minister Duguid in the coming weeks to discuss his vision for the future of higher education in Ontario, including the need for government re-investment in universities. It remains unclear if Minister Duguid will continue former Minister Glen Murray’s plans for reforming Ontario’s universities, but OCUFA plans to caution against these rash reforms and suggest a more measured, consultative model.
OCUFA looks forward to working with Minister Duguid to build on the strengths of Ontario’s universities to ensure a high quality, accessible and affordable higher education sector.