NDP introduces the Social Contract; public sector unions required to implement $2 billion in wage cuts, centred around a forced 12 days of unpaid leave (“Rae Days”). Public sector collective bargaining agreements re-opened and re-negotiated, and faculty associations made to negotiate 5% wage cuts; those associations that don’t comply have a settlement imposed on them.
New Ministry of Education and Training created; combines the two former ministries of Education, Colleges and Universities, and Skills Development.
Task Force on University Accountability established (William Broadhurst, Chair).
Task Force on Advanced Training established (Walter Pitman, Chair).