Boosting access to higher education and lightening student debt loads will be a central priority for the federal Liberals during the next election. “I don’t have 20 priorities. I have about three, and one of them is post-secondary education,” Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff told an audience at Dawson College, in Montreal, Monday night. While Ignatieff did not go too far into specifics, he cited access to education for aboriginals and tackling debt that he says has “crippled” graduates. “We’ve worked out and costed a very ambitious proposal,” he said. Ignatieff is touring the country as part of his “open mike” series.