TORONTO, June 3, 2022 – “Ontario’s universities congratulate Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party on a successful campaign in the provincial election. We look forward to partnering with the government to help create a better future for students, communities and the province.
We also offer our congratulations to the new and re-elected MPPs of all parties and look forward to working with them on issues that affect the communities in their ridings.
As the Ontario government continues to fulfil its mandate to the people of Ontario, universities stand ready to work alongside the province and across sectors on issues that matter most to Ontarians.
Universities remain committed to helping the province ensure student success, meet growing labour market needs and fuel economic growth in communities throughout Ontario.
We will continue to develop a highly skilled, adaptable workforce that can navigate change and fill high-demand jobs; educate health-care professionals who can help rebuild our health-care system and deliver high-quality care; and drive research, innovation and the commercialization of intellectual property that will improve quality of life, create well-paying jobs and stimulate a thriving economy.
Successful students, leading-edge innovation and strong community partnerships are vital for a strong Ontario. We welcome the opportunity to continue to work together to help build a better Ontario for all.”
– Steve Orsini, President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities