Canada Post-Secondary Education Act

An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Rathika Sitsabaiesan  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment establishes criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of such programs before payments are made to a province by the Government of Canada in support of those programs. It also requires the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to establish a framework for the division of the total Canada Social Transfer entitlement into two distinct components, the first to be provided to the provinces for the purpose of funding programs targeting social assistance and social services, and the second to be provided to the provinces solely for the purposes of post-secondary education.

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Canada Post-Secondary Education Act
Routine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2011 / 10:20 a.m.
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NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-265, An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs.

Mr. Speaker, this bill comes from the history of how our education system is right now. Post-secondary education is not something that is easily accessible and affordable for all Canadians. This bill would enshrine the principles of good quality education and make post-secondary education accessible and affordable to all Canadians.

I sincerely hope that this House will adopt this motion during this session of Parliament.

I am proud to introduce this as my first private members' bill in the Canadian House of Commons.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)