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ERIC Number: ED529947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Investing for the Future: Post-Secondary Education Issues and the Canadian Federal Election
Educational Policy Institute (NJ1)
On October 14, 2008, Canadians will travel to the polls for the 40th Canadian General Election--only two years since the 2006 election which brought the Conservative Government to power. In preparation for the election, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) is publishing a series of election-related papers, including an overview of the top post-secondary education issues in Canada and platform analyses of each party's positions. This paper provides an overview of four key post-secondary education issues from a federal perspective: (1) Funding Post-Secondary Education; (2) Investments in Research; (3) Tuitions, Student Aid and Affordability; and (4) Access and Persistence. The purpose of this document is to act as a resource for those interested in education as an election issue. It provides factual, up-to-date information on existing government policies and spending, along with key recent research findings. (Contains 10 figures.)
Educational Policy Institute. 6900 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 606, Bethesda, MD 20815. Tel: 202-657-5207; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Institute
Identifiers - Location: Canada