NDP Caucus Meets with the Canadian Federation of Students: Altemeyer

January 26, 2016

Members of the New Democratic Caucus were on hand to hear from a delegation of student leaders from the Canadian Federation of Students of Manitoba this morning at the Manitoba Legislature.

"The situation today, with regular communication, collaboration and consultation, is a far cry from Manitoba’s last Conservative government," said Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley, whose constituency includes the University of Winnipeg. "Back when I was at university under Filmon’s government, students had to rally on the legislative grounds to even get a meeting with the Minister of Education. Today we're proud to have created an accessible and inclusive postsecondary system and by investing in Manitoba together, our province has a bright future."

Our NDP team has kept tuition fees affordable, invested in new spaces and programs while also increasing enrollment in our public colleges and universities. While most jurisdictions have cut funding to post-secondary education, our NDP team is proud that Manitoba has continued to invest in the future of our province.

"These days, young families ask not if they can attend post-secondary, but when they can attend post-secondary education to access the skills and jobs they need for the future," said Altemeyer. “This is in stark contrast to the cuts Brian Pallister and Rana Bokhari are proposing.”

For more information, visit ManitobaEducation.YourManitoba.ca.