Provincial government wants to restore optional fees for post-secondary students

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The Ontario government is going to court to try to restore a policy making some post-secondary student fees optional.

Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano says the province will appeal an Ontario Divisional Court decision that quashed the so-called Student Choice Initiative.

The court ruled the policy announced in January interferes with the functions and independence of universities and college campus organizations.

Romano says the government wants to make education affordable for all students.