WATERLOO – Local candidates will gather at Wilfrid Laurier University on Wednesday, May 16 to debate post-secondary issues in the lead-up to the June 7 provincial election. The debate will feature candidates for each major provincial political party and will be moderated by the CBC One radio host Craig Norris. The event is free and open to the public
With the highest tuition fees and lowest per-student funding in Canada, Ontario’s post-secondary education system faces significant challenges. This election provides an opportunity for each political party to lay out a new vision for post-secondary education in the province.
Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University, are institutions at which almost one hundred thousand students are educated annually and through which important and innovative research is conducted. The three are also major employers and drivers of the local economy.
Candidates Debate: Post-Secondary Education as a Provincial Priority
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Location: Lazaridis Hall (LH1001)
75 University Avenue West
Wilfrid Laurier University
The debate is being hosted by the Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI). Conestoga Faculty (OPSEU/CAAT (A) Local 237), Conestoga Staff (OPSEU Local 238), Federation of Students (Feds), University of Waterloo Graduate Students Association (GSA), University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA), Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW), Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU), Wilfrid Laurier Graduate Student Association (WLUGSA), Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA), Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (WLUSA), and Laurier Managerial Group (LMG).