by Miriam Ostermann
The 2010 budget freeze was not an issue university students across the province were willing to let go easily. While still working on proposals, students from 12 post-secondary institutions across Alberta shed light on a few ideas for the Alberta government to contemplate.
“We tried to look at creative ways to go about the issue, one of them was thinking in the long run, ‘What are we going to do if this were to happen again in the province”, said Robert Jones, president of the students’ association. So we’ve been trying to lobby on the idea of a rainy-day fund,” said Robert Jones, president of the students’ association.
Money would be deposited into an investment pool that can be accessed in case of an- other recession. The group — representing over 120,000 students — also asked the government to consider taking out more debt to fund post- secondary education.
For now, students will continue to promote the rainy-day fund through lobbying and advocacy.