Post Tagged with: "government of Ontario"

Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Free Tuition? Think Again

This version has been updated with information to clarify the $3,000 contribution made by students towards their education costs. Students from low-income families who qualify for the new Ontario Student Grant won’t be receiving free post-secondary education exactly. Those who qualify for free tuition will still need to contribute $3,000 annually towards their education costs.  “For example, for a student […]

Patrons dine at the Eaton Centre's Urban Eatery, Photo by Alexa Huffman / The Ryersonian.

Students dislike calorie counting legislation

When students grab a quick bite from a fast food joint near campus, calories are usually the last thing on their minds — but that could soon change. On Feb. 24, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews introduced new legislation that would require restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores —with 20 or more locations around the province — to label calorie information […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Health, News
Minimum wage still not enough for many workers

Minimum wage still not enough for many workers

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a 75-cent increase to Ontario’s minimum wage last week. It will take effect later this year. But it’s not enough for the province’s minimum wage workers to live on. The most recent data from Poverty Free Ontario says the poverty line is just under $20,000, after taxes. The current minimum wage is $10.25. An adult […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion

Kathleen Wynne is teaching the wrong lesson

I’ve never been thrown out of a classroom before, so when it happened for the first time last week I was in utter shock, especially because it was at the hands of the former minister of education. It all began with a media advisory sent to The Ryersonian on Sept. 10 notifying us that the premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · Opinion
Universities and colleges told to abandon weaker programs

Universities and colleges told to abandon weaker programs

Universities and colleges across Ontario will need to specialize or risk losing funding under a new draft policy proposed by the Ontario government. The Globe and Mail obtained a copy of confidential files sent to higher-education leaders that revealed plans to compel schools to focus on stronger programs and abandon weaker ones. Though the policy’s stated aim is to drive […]

by Stephanie Chan· · News, On Campus