This factsheet outlines the history of funding cuts to post-secondary education by the federal and Ontario governments over the past 20 years. The cutbacks have made Ontario the province with the lowest per-student funding in Canada, and subsequently, students in Ontario are faced with the highest tuition fees and worst student-faculty ratio in the country. Chronic underfunding and the burden on students to pay more and more for post-secondary education has had a particular effect on marginalized students, perpetuating existing inequalities and leaving many students without fair access to a college or university education.

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