B.C. political parties on tuition fees - Macleans.ca

B.C. political parties on tuition fees

Liberals to continue caps, NDP promises a freeze, Greens pledge 20% reduction

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British Columbians will go to the polls in a provincial general election on Tuesday, May 12. The major political parties are offering the following directions for tuition fee policy:

After having deregulated fees during their first term starting in 2002, the B.C. Liberals are pledging to continue with capping increases to the rate of inflation. The NDP is promising a freeze, while the B.C. Greens would roll back fees by 20 percent. The B.C. Conservatives would give tax incentives to new graduates moving into industries with skills shortages.