COVID-19 has had extraordinary impacts that require extraordinary measures. CAUT’s pre-budget brief to the Standing Committee on Finance makes the case how post-secondary education can play an essential part of Canada’s solutions to this crisis. High quality and accessible universities and colleges and decent work must be part of Canada’s recovery plan.
CAUT’s pre-budget submission calls on the federal government to:
- develop a national strategy with the provinces and territories to provide stable and adequate funding to post-secondary education;
- expand research funding; and
- increase access to higher education through a free tuition model for low- and middle-class Canadians.