Dr. John Harker, President and Vice-chancellor, Cape Breton University
and Chair, Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP)" />
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Dr. John Harker, President and Vice-chancellor, Cape Breton University
and Chair, Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP)

Nova Scotia's university leaders are deeply disappointed with the Government's decision to reduce its annual operating grant to their institutions for the second straight year.

The government's announced three plus percent (-3.1%) reduction to the annual operating grant ($10.5 million) to Nova Scotia's universities for 2012-13, "...is another blow to the quality and national competitiveness of the province's universities" said, Dr. John Harker, President and Vice-chancellor, Cape Breton University and Chair, Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP).

The 2012-13 cut to the system plus absorption of annual, inflationary cost increases by the universities will amount to approximately $33 million in an overall funding reduction.
In 2011-12, the Government cut the operating grant to universities by four percent (4%) plus forced the absorption of annual cost increases. That resulted in an overall funding reduction of $42 million to Nova Scotia's universities.

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