63 Federal Election Campaign Issues and Questions

PDAD&C#63, 2005-06

David Naylor, President
Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: January 9, 2006
Subject: Federal Election Campaign Issues and Questions

As you know, we are currently in the midst of a federal election campaign.
Over the coming days and weeks you may be contacted by candidates from each political party canvassing for your support.

Now, more than ever before, Canada's productivity depends on its people and their ability to thrive in today's knowledge-based, global economy.  At the same time, Canadian competitiveness and prosperity depend on our ability to conceive, realize and spread new ideas across this great country and around the world.

We recognize that governments must live within their means and make choices that will realize the best value from their investments. We support the need to focus investments in the postsecondary system on priorities that have the greatest effect. The questions in the attached document provide an overview of the issues of greatest importance to the University of Toronto during the
2006 Federal Election: investing in people and investing in innovation/research.

Please see the attached PDF document [or visit http://www.gir.utoronto.ca/election2006.html] which outlines some of the questions you may wish to pose to candidates prior to the January 23, 2006 election day.