City to be Asked to Set Aside Money for Post-Secondary Institutions

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City Council will be asked to invest $100,000 a year into both local post-secondary institutions over the next three years during Monday evening’s meeting.

Councillors Lisa Vezeau-Allen and Rick Niro are bringing forth a motion recommending that council earmark and put 20 per cent of the city’s economic development plan into both Algoma University and Sault College for the remainder of the current council term.

This equals out to $300,000 over 2020, 2021 and 2022, to “support projects at our post-secondary institutions that are consistent with and further the goals of our community plan and encourages both Sault College andAlgoma University to work with Deputy CAO Community Development andEnterprise Services and the FutureSSM team to develop projects or plans, either individually or in conjunction with each other, to apply for and access the earmarked funding,” according to the resolution.

“Our community plan, FutureSSM, recognizes that Sault College and Algoma University (our post-secondary institutions) are an integral part of our community’s future and specifically identifies growing our post-secondary institutions as a community goal,” the resolution in the agenda continues.

“Our post-secondary institutions are critical to youth retention, labour force development, economic development and, therefore, community development. The City should recognize, encourage and support the efforts being made by our post-secondary institutions to meet community goals, keep our youth at home, develop our labour force and improve our community.”

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    • Hey look its Charles the idiot who confuses provincial and local issues with federal. LOL Boomers these days… once again boomer this has NOTHING to do with the Liberals or the federal government. “Councillors Lisa Vezeau-Allen and Rick Niro are bringing forth a motion recommending that council earmark and put 20 per cent of the city’s economic development plan into both Algoma University and Sault College for the remainder of the current council term.”

  1. Who ever had this idea suffers from some sort of mental impairment. Orion was ran into the ground by Daimler in 2013, Sault Ste. Marie currently has more than half a dozen Orion buses in its fleet mainly 2006 models and a handful of 1998 buses, the city can not afford to purchase many new buses so they buy used buses and rebuild them. New buses cost about the price of a house. With that being said setting money aside for schools that are funded by the government and its students who pay an arm a leg to attend (most especially international students) would be financially devastating for Sault Ste Marie. CC Sault College Algoma University The City of Sault Ste. Marie Christian Provenzano

  2. Hmmmm – would love to know more specifics on this one. Thinking both the college and university have done such great work in attracting international students and if I understand it correctly these students pay a higher tuition that both schools would be in pretty good shape financially? This is of course an assumption but would love to hear the ideas on how this sort would of municipal support would be used 👍

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