Creativity is critical in today's world. Richard Florida has written about how important having creative people is to successful cities. If we are to do well economically, socially and environmentally we need to nurture creativity in people. Universities and Colleges have for centuries been an important place to simulate creative thinking in art, in science, in philosophy and in so many other areas. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas and new thinking. Creativity is needed to communicate new ideas and new ways of doing things.
At a time when creativity is so important and when colleges and universities are so important to help students learn to be creative thinkers, we need to be expanding the role and the importance of universities and colleges instead of shrinking them. Brian Pallister and his cabinet are wrong-headed and poor at planning for the future when they cutback funding to the universities and colleges of our province.
Manitoba Liberals say to Mr. Pallister "Do not cut funding to Universities and Colleges."
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