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B.C. Liberal's education funding deception right out of '1984' | Jun 5 2016 | Lizanne Foster | In British Columbia today, Christy Clark's Liberal government wants us to believe that 2 + 2 = 5.
Minister Mike Bernier in Colwood, B.C, 2016
B.C. Liberals' one-time $25 million funding increase for education isn't new money, it's a cut reduction | Jun 2 2016 | Sarah Miller | After 14 years of devastating cuts to our public education funding in B.C., it will take a lot more then a one-time reduction in cuts to fix our public education system.
Tell Justin Trudeau to keep his promise to Indigenous students | Jun 2 2016 | Lift the cap, it's only fair!
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McGill ignoring input on sexual assault policy, students say | Jun 2 2016 | Albert Van Santvoort | McGill University has promised to create a sexual assault policy by the end of the year but a student working group says they have failed to include student input.
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Christy Clark gave $150,000 to a Haida Gwaii chief in business with her brother then forgot all about it | May 30 2016 | Sarah Miller | The B.C. premier made a donation of $150,000 to a federally funded First Nations school with no request or paper trail, that ends up benefiting her brother in a business deal worth millions.
Britain's timid university lecturer protest will change nothing in a rigged system | May 30 2016 | Raluca Bejan | In a time where U.K. universities just registered up to £1 billion in budgetary surplus, the one per cent increase rejected by UCU does not even seem much of an increase.
Trudeau fails to deliver on election promise to support Indigenous post-secondary students | May 26 2016 | Bilan Arte | Trudeau promised to invest $50 million per year in a federal fund that supports Indigenous post-secondary students. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding.
How to save a language: B.C. university offers Haida field course | May 26 2016 | Chris Cheung | Simon Fraser University offers field course in linguistics to preserve the Haida language.
'The Slow Professor' serves up good advice, but misses the mark on institutional change | May 26 2016 | Christina Turner | The ongoing corporatization of Canadian universities has become the subject of a burgeoning field of anti-Corporate U lit. This book applies the principles of the Slow Food movement to education.
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Dear Hillary and Bernie: Can Canada hitch a ride on your child care coat-tails? | May 19 2016 | Martha Friendly | Child care is quite the election issue in the U.S., taking up much more space in this election campaign. Canadian women and families should take note.
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Pain by Numbers: The distributional impacts of federal funding for post-secondary education | May 11 2016 | Erika Shaker | The recently released PBO report, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education, is a treasure trove of information about education funding, tuition fees, savings schemes and tax credits.
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Manitoba's new Conservative government could mean bad news for students | May 10 2016 | Zach Fleisher | As the dust settles on Manitoba's April 19 election, there are signs Premier Brian Pallister's new cabinet will take a different direction than the previous NDP government.

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