Ottawa, October 22, 2019 – Denise Amyot, President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada issued the following statement on the election of a new federal government.
“On behalf of colleges and institutes across Canada, I would like to thank all the candidates who took part in this very important election and offer my sincere congratulations to our 338 new and returning members of parliament.
“Regardless of party lines and platforms, Canadians know that providing quality, accessible education is at the heart of Canada’s success and prosperity. We look forward to working with all the parties in the House to support the innovative training options and applied research that make Canada’s colleges and institutes some of the strongest in the world. Together, we will ensure that Canadians continue to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing labour market, while contributing fully to strong and vibrant communities.”
For more information about Colleges and Institutes Canada’s current priorities, please consult our latest submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance where the association outlines seven recommendations.
About Colleges and Institutes Canada:
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.
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