Liberal PSE plan news release online


I’m just heading the road to catch up with the Liberal campaign and have three minutes to get out the door.

Here’s the release: http://www.liberal.ca/story_14632_e.aspx

Enjoy discussing…. I’m offline until 1:30pm.

UPDATE: My news story on the announcement is now live.

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Liberal PSE plan news release online

  1. This plan definitely seems ambitious, and more “progressive” (i.e. getting rid of the tax credits, targeting financial aid for disadvantaged groups and potentially reducing a bit the debt burden) than past promises. By comparison, the 50/50 plan they proposed in 2006 (paying half the student’s tuition fees for the first and last year) would have had the net result of transferring money from provinces where tuition fees are low (e.g. QC, NL) to provinces where they are high (e.g. NS, ON).

    Not that any of this will get done if they give away the majority to the conservatives…

  2. The plan appears to be very solid, although it doesn’t state where they will find the money. The vast majority of this release looks to be word for word from Zach Churchill’s briefing book, so kudos to them. It will be interesting to see whether or not the Conservatives announce any major PSE changes. The spending announcements by the Greens, NDP, and Liberals in the past few days have opened the door for the Conservatives to stay mostly on the sidelines as they position themselves as responsible spenders in a difficult economic environment. I hope this isn’t the case, but I’d be interested on hearing your perspective.

  3. It seems to be good public policy

    I’m at Conestoga in Kitchener right now listening to Dion speak.

    The main uestion (on cell and ine button doesn’t work) I have is where the money is coming from.

    I expect the money is part of his redistribution as part of the Green Shift.

    Bob Rae is here as well… I hope to get more details from him.

    – Joey

    P.S. I have yet to get fully online with my laptop.

  4. The CFS responds and maintains its reputation:

    ‘Tuition fee increases eat away at the value of any student grant, and we were disappointed that there was no commitment to work with the provinces to cap and reduce tuition fees,’ said Giroux-Bougard.”


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