MANITOBA VOTES 2007

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My Voice: Post-Secondary Education

Rex Masesar is our voter who identified Post-Secondary Education as his most important election issue. Follow his blog and share your comments with him.

Final Grades for the Parties

Monday, May 21, 2007
By Rex Masesar

The election is wrapping up and Manitoba will have elected its next government. I decided to take a page out of Bryan Hart’s blogging and in the spirit of my blog on PSE, here’s my version of the FINAL grades...

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The Tuition Freeze Pt.2

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
By Rex Masesar

Well, this one I could not leave alone with one entry. Most people do not realize the significant impact that the Tuition Freeze has on our students and PSE institutions. I may not have been clear in my first entry...

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Providing Opportunities

Friday, May 11, 2007
By Rex Masesar

It’s good to see that the Liberals and NDP have made announcements on providing opportunities for future graduates. For the PCs, still waiting to see where you stand on PSE. Hope it will be one of the two priorities left...

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The Parties and Post Secondary Education

Friday, May 4, 2007
By Rex Masesar

After looking at the parties’ websites and checking out their platforms and news releases, here is what I have been able to muster on what each is saying about Post Secondary Education (PSE). The NDP is using its 60% tuition...

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The Tuition Freeze

Thursday, May 3, 2007
By Rex Masesar

I know that my first submission was on the Crime Platforms the parties have released but I felt that the PC’s announcement on creating a Police College was a little too much and took a bigger look at the whole...

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The Crime Platforms

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
By Rex Masesar

After looking at the parties’ platforms on crime by viewing their websites, and stories on the CBC website, one thing you will find in common is that all of them mention putting more police officers and more crown prosecutors...

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Rex Masesar

Rex Masesar, 26, has just graduated from Red River College, where he studied business administration.  He also served as president of the Red River College Students’ Association.

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