As someone who has spent the past two years employed and immersed in the post-secondary education policy and advocacy sector, I was quite surprised to see that Human Resources and Social Development Canada is holding consultations on post-secondary education.
Now, because I don’t have a ton of official business in Ottawa it might not seem very surprising that I wasn’t the first to find out, but it wasn’t through the regular channels that I discovered the consultation – I found out on Paul Wells’ blog.
Wells’ also noted that an acquaintance of his in the PSE sector noted to him that:
“to my knowledge no groups were notified about this consultation and no efforts have been made to publicize it.”
So, now that Wells has blown the cover of this secret public consultations, I encourage everyone to go to the consultation website, fill out the form, and tell the Government of Canada about the importance of post-secondary education.
I get the feeling that this could be a interesting topic of discussion at an upcoming post-secondary education conference I’m attending next weekend.
I give Paul Wells 100% props for bringing this public consultation to the attention of the public.
Kudos, Mr. Wells!