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What the election means for Ontario’s universities

For an element that accounts for more than $3.5-billion of spending in Ontario’s budget, university education has been strangely absent from the Ontario election campaign so far.

Yes, Tim Hudak has promised to repeal the 30 per cent tuition grant that is available for students whose families make up to $160,000 and the NDP has vowed to keep that break and give students another one in the form of a tuition freeze, while compensating universities for the lost revenue.