Approximately 700 Mount Royal University students congregated in front of Alison Redford’s office in Calgary on April 10 to protest recent budget cuts to post-secondary education. The Student Empowerment Committee, an MRU student group, organized the protest. MRU student Alyssa Kelle, who was at the event, said the budget cuts show the shortsightedness of the current Alberta government. “By not investing in the best and brightest, the Conservative government isn’t focusing on our long-term goals. Money invested in higher education ends up returning back into the economy, making it a sustainable and viable investment to make,” said Kelle.