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Message from the President regarding 2011 provincial election platform references to post-secondary education
A number of the provincial party platforms released as part of the 2011 provincial election campaign have referenced support for post-secondary education (PSE). I am pleased by the commitment to PSE we are seeing in the early days of the campaign, including references to additional student spaces and potential new undergraduate campuses.
With respect to an article in the Toronto Star on Sunday, September 4, that stated “Kitchener-Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University would likely have a new Milton campus”, it is important to clarify that no platforms have, at this time, referenced any specific locations or institutions.
Laurier continues to work with the Town of Milton, as per the most recent Memorandum of Understanding signed in January 2011, and in anticipation of a proposal process outlined by the provincial government with its new policy statement this past spring.