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Ontario adds to post-secondary spending spree

Universities and colleges that didn't get any provincial-federal funding will get $95 from the province

A $1.5-billion, weeklong series of federal-provincial funding announcements for Ontario colleges and universities has been topped up with another $95 million from the province.

Ontario is creating a $55-million capital program over two years to help the seven post-secondary institutions that did not get any of the joint federal-provincial funding.

The province will also give colleges and universities another $40 million to upgrade student facilities.

The $1.5 billion in federal-provincial money will fund 49 projects at the province’s 56 university and college campuses.

– The Canadian Press

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