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Expansion proposals from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and La Cité college are all dead, with the provincial government’s announcement Wednesday that it will only fund one new campus anywhere in Ontario — a new site for York University in Toronto’s northeastern suburbs.

When the province asked Ontario’s colleges and universities for proposals for major growth projects last year, the University of Ottawa had the boldest one from the schools in the capital: A new campus for French-speaking students in Woodstock, to serve the tens of thousands of francophones in southwestern Ontario who have hardly any options for post-secondary education in French. It even had a preliminary agreement for support from the town...

Province quashes Ottawa universities’ expansion proposals | Ottawa Citizen

Carleton University's administrators were essentially hoping to get the province to pay for buildings which they can afford to build themselves. No small wonder that they didn't make the threshold for imagination or ambition.

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