Posts By: Carl Meyer

Carl Meyer

Education News – Education pays, debt delays

OTTAWA (CUP) ? Although a post-secondary education can secure a job quicker and with higher pay, getting there still requires an average debt load of tens of thousands. So says Statistics Canada, which released the National Graduates Survey for 2007 on April 22. The survey was jointly undertaken by Statistics Canada and Human Resources and… Read more »

Education News – Tories unveil PSE budget items

Liberals stick to fact-checking in face of repeat budget announcements OTTAWA (CUP) ? The federal government has been rolling out post-secondary funding announcements despite each announcement repeating figures contained in the January budget. The Conservatives have spent much of the spring promoting Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the 2009 budget brought in by Finance Minister Jim… Read more »

Education News – Cars of the future roll onto campuses

Automotive Partnership Canada ties industry to research, ignites controversy OTTAWA (CUP) ? The federal government is getting students into the auto business. On April 16, Industry Minister Tony Clement announced Automotive Partnership Canada, a five-year program aiming to foster automotive research and development at Canadian universities. The program will support research projects that aim to… Read more »

Education News – Tories craft PSE caucus

Conservative MPs to regularly meet with PSE lobbyists OTTAWA (CUP) ? The federal Conservative government has created a party caucus to better liaison with post-secondary education lobbyists. On Thursday, February 6, Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South) rose in the House of Commons to announce the February 5 inaugural meeting of the Conservative post-secondary education… Read more »

Education News – Finley oversees federal student aid again

Re-appointment of old minister invokes harsh memories OTTAWA (CUP) ? Diane Finley has got her old job back?a move that has frustrated at least one post-secondary lobby group. The Conservative government announced its new ministry at a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, October 30 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. As part of the cabinet shuffle, Finley… Read more »

Education News – Education lobby groups strive for attention

CFS, CASA, and CAUT gear up for federal election OTTAWA (CUP) ? Student and teacher lobby groups in Canada want post-secondary education to be an election issue, and they are rolling out campaigns this fall to make sure it is. Prime Minister Stephen Harper [called] a federal election on Sunday slated for October 14. The… Read more »