URGENT Sign the Open Letter to Stephen Harper re First Nations University

La version française sera disponible demain Greetings, We would like to invite you to sign the Open Letter to Stephen Harper regarding the Federal Government’s funding of First Nations University of Canada.  The letter is reproduced below.  If you wish to sign the letter, please go to http://www.caut.ca/fnuc/ and click on the line “Add your […]

New OCUFA Research Report – The Decline of Quality at Ontario Universities Shortchanging a Generation

Dear Colleagues; Today, OCUFA released new research report titled The Decline of Quality at Ontario Universities: Shortchanging a Generation. The paper, part of our ongoing Trends in Higher Education series, contrasts the student experience today with that of the 1960s and finds that students are paying more money for a diminished quality of education. The […]

Ontario Budget and Pension Reform

The Ontario budget contained an update on the actions that the Liberal government has taken over the last few years to strengthen pension plans registered in Ontario, and lays out a general blueprint for pension reform in the upcoming year.  This section of the budget has implications for the recently released report on pension by […]

The Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010

The Ontario budget brought down by the Liberal government yesterday afternoon introduces a new piece of legislation aimed at restraining compensation increases for MPP’s, the Ontario Public Service, and transfer partners in the broader public sector, for a period of two years.  The legislation will cover Ontario’s universities, and will have an impact on collective […]

OCUFA responds to 2010 Ontario Budget

Dear Colleagues; OCUFA has responded to the 2010 Ontario Budget. The press release is available here: http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2010/25/c5261.html Full text of the release is available attached to this message. We will be conducting a thorough analysis of the budget and distributing this to our members over the coming days. We will also be providing detailed information […]

Lobbying for FNUC

Greetings, We have had a whirlwind series of meetings yesterday and today with Gilles Duceppe, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Chuck Strahl to get funding restored for the First Nations University. Joining me in these meetings were Guy Lonechild, Grand Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; Diane Admas, President of the FNUC Student […]

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