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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | | EDMONTON DEAL OF THE WEEK!!! 780-701-2222 2013 RAV4 LE NEWS WORTH SHARING. AUGUST SPECIAL 1000 B/W Copies for $25 8.5 x 11”, single sided, 20lb bond, single original HAVE DOG — WILL TRAVEL PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU & POOCH TO COME & STAY PAGE 25 15616 - 116 Ave, Edmonton • 780.451.4546 • #D004537 $ STARTING FROM Secularism gone too far? Parti Québécois’ ‘Quebec Values’ law would prohibit religious symbols in public PAGE 10 buildings 24,818 AUTOMATIC, A/C, BACK UP CAMERA, POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS See how the logo attached has the “new “ on an angle over the new what does this look like with this format over the Sun, maybe making it a little bit smaller so with “the New “ and Sun being the same size in total as the other words. I like the look of this, great job so far. IS ON ITʼS TOYOTA... THE WHEATON WAY! Shop 24/7 @ 10130 - 82 Ave 780·701·2222 Vehicle may not be exactly as illustrated. Price plus GST. Price includes freight, PDI & block heater. Deputy premier orders review of U of A finances Deficit concerns. Independent consultants will conduct ‘pilot financial review’ Quoted “I have indicated to them that I will be working with them through the numbers.” ANNALISE KLINGBEIL Thomas Lukaszuk, minister of enterprise and advanced education The deputy premier will be appointing independent consultants to review finances at the University of Alberta. In a blog post that went up late Tuesday on the U of A website, Doug Goss, chair of the board of governors, said he has been told by Thomas Lukaszuk that the independent consultants will conduct a “pilot financial review project.” The project will “help identify any potential gaps in fiscal planning for the institution, and ensure the long-term financial sustainability,” the blog said. News of the financial review comes after the Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education responded to the U of A’s Comprehensive Institutional Plan (CIP) and proposed budget plan late Friday. Goss wrote that overall, the government accepts the U of A’s CIP and “recognizes the value of our long-term aspira- Thomas Lukaszuk METRO FILE tional goals.” Lukaszuk said this week that the U of A took “a very different approach” to its budget. “They have submitted a three-year financial plan, all three years including deficits, and I have indicated to them that I will be working with them through the numbers and I have actually asked them for clarification,” Lukaszuk said. Goss said in the blog post that while the U of A’s plans to carry a deficit of $44,691,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year have been approved, Lukaszuk expressed “concern with the proposed three-year plan.” He said the school was not given a definitive deadline for when the university must reach a balanced budget. Goss was unavailable for comment on Tuesday evening. A spokesperson said he would speak to media on Wednesday. In the blog post, Goss said “many people across the institution have been working hard to address the fiscal situation.” On Sunday, the school’s dean of arts said 20 programs could be suspended and warned of additional cuts in the coming months and years. Near the end of July, the acting provost asked the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta to reopen its 2013-15 compensation agreement to negotiate wage reductions. AASUA declined the request, which the university had said was the “best option for achieving major reductions” and necessary “to avoid large-scale job losses.” FOR MORE ON U OF A CUTS, SEE PAGE 3 MAKING IT SAFE A lone sign on the north end of the High Level Bridge advertises the Support Network’s 24-hour phone line. The city is considering adding direct phones and more signs, as well as possible physical barriers to make the bridge safer for the suicidal. Story, page 3. RYAN TUMILTY/METRO MY NISSAN SALES EVENT HURRY OFFERS END SOON • FIND YOURS AT CHOOSENISSAN.CA OR YOUR LOCAL RETAILER SEE DRIVING SECTION OR CHOOSENISSAN.CA FOR DETAILS


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