Post Tagged with: "Ontario government"

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Ontario Divisional Court deems Ford’s Student Choice Initiative unlawful

On Nov. 22 it was announced that the Student Choice Initiative was deemed “unlawful” by the Ontario Divisional Court and a violation of university autonomy. The initiative, which was brought to life for the first time during the 2019-2020 school year, allowed students to opt out of fees from the university that the government deemed “non-essential” including students’ union programming […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Legalization of marijuana brings forth boycott event

On July 1, 2018, marijuana will become legal in certain quantities across Canada. Because of the conditions of the bill, the specific details regarding quantities, enforcement and distribution have been left to the individual provinces to decide. While the project is unto itself divisive among Canadian citizens, the results of the 2015 federal election – with the enormous success of […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Teaching financial literacy is a step in the right direction

After a successful petition, the Ontario government is now introducing a pilot project to teach financial literacy to grade 10 students. This is undeniably something that will be applicable to students’ lives beyond high school. Currently, the onus is on parents to teach their children about these topics. That can raise a number of issues. It’s all well and good […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor: 10-hour rule

Letter to the Editor: 10-hour rule

In the 1990’s the Ontario Government sought support from the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies for something called the 10-Hour Rule, which states that graduate students are not allowed to work more than an average of 10 hours per week on-campus. The OCGS adopted the rule, binding all Ontario universities to comply. In 2014 the government realized their mistake and […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Freezing tuitions with OUSA

The Students’ Union is educating Laurier students on OUSA’s campaign for a fully funded tuition freeze from the Ontario government

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus ·