QUFA Political Watch

QUFA Political Watch is your source for the latest news and information on the Ford government’s post-secondary education and 2019 Federal election.

Ford Government Post-Secondary


September 5, 2019
Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition opposes Ford government’s “performance” funding for postsecondary institutions

September 4, 2019
OCUFA estimates Ford’s “performance” funding could cut university budgets by over $500 million dollars

August 20, 2019
OCUFA: Without a president, a mandate, or the trust of sector stakeholders, now is the time to shut down HEQCO

July 2, 2019
OCUFA’s analysis of government’s proposed wage-cap legislation

July 2, 2019
OCUFA responds to government’s proposed wage-cap legislation

June 25, 2019
OCUFA opening statement at the Ministry consultations on “employee renewal”

June 24, 2019
OCUFA Pension Consultation Followup – letter to Nancy Mudrinic, Ass’t Deputy Minister

June 18, 2019
The Ford government’s proposed wage-cap legislation: Debunking the myths, outlining the facts

June 5, 2019
Government attack on workers’ rights will deny fair wages and benefits to contract faculty and already underpaid academic staff

May 17, 2019
OCUFA Submissions to the Treasury Board on Collective Bargaining Consultations

May 16, 2019
“Universities Under Ford: Current Challenges, Looming Threats” – Michael Conlon, Director OCUFA presentation to QUFA Council of Representatives

May 15, 2019
Global TV interview (CKWS) – QUFA President Kayll Lake discusses the Ford government initiative to reduce salaries of Professors earning income and pension at the same time

May 13, 2019
Doug Ford’s War on the Universities” – Sandford Borins Blog

May 3, 2019
OCUFA statement to public sector consultations on collective bargaining

May 1, 2019
OCUFA Analysis of Budget

April 24, 2019
“Sounding and Alarm” – Sanford Borins Blog

April 16, 2019
“From Scapegoating to Mandatory Retirement” – Sanford Borins Blog

April 15, 2019
Mandatory Retirement in the Post-Secondary Sector  –  Letter from Michael Conlon, Director OCUFA and comments from Kayll Lake, QUFA President

April 11, 2019
Ontario faculty alarmed by proposal to overhaul university funding in provincial budget

January 17, 2019
Reckless government announcement threatens education quality and students’ right

Federal Election 2019

Resources and News

September  2019
CAUT Bulletin – Election Primer

August 21, 2019
CAUT 2019 federal election toolkit