Raising concerns about the cuts to science and math teaching and to the cooperative education program at the l'Université de St. Boniface
Today in Question Period I raised concerns about the funding, staff and program cuts at the University of St. Boniface. This was the subject of a large rally at the University of St. Boniface last week - as shown in the photos. My questions and the Premier's response is below.
Université de Saint-Boniface - Funding Concerns
Hon. Jon Gerrard
(River Heights): Madam Speaker, enrollment in French immersion across Manitoba has been exploding and there's a shortage of qualified French teachers, including in math and science. We should be investing in education and our future, but instead this government has cut budget. French, math and science positions are being cut and co-op programs closed, while tuition goes up. There is always a gap between what this government announces in its budget and what it actually delivers: cuts that undermine our province's youth and our future.
Why has the Pallister government reduced the budget for l'Université de St. Boniface resulting in these cuts to services.
Hon. Brian Pallister (Premier): Il n'y a pas de réduction de financement au Bureau de l'éducation française.