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CivNews provides you with updates and insight regarding Canada's public sector.Listen to CivNews as an accompaniment to your favourite nonpartisan news source in order to gain a more complete understanding of Canadian politics.


Monologue: What I Learned from Researching Ontario's Undergraduate Tuition

Content warning: suicide

CivNews host Ryan Banfield discusses what he has learned from creating an article for The Fulcrum meant to explain undergraduate tuition policy in Ontario.

Edit: The Fulcrum eventually abandoned the project and the article was eventually posted on December 24th, 2020 to Medium. It can be read at

Topics covered include:

-The findings of the project itself.

-The limited nature of political rhetoric.

-The aid-based vs tuition-based approaches to university policy.

-Discovering the depth of the issue.

-The usefulness of online communication.

-The nature of public speech by the Civil Service.

-Complicated figures and unintended consequences.

-A potentially useful set of policies.

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