Tories reannounce student loan forgiveness for doctors

Program would cost $9 million


While campaigning in Quebec on Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reannounced his plan to provide student debt relief for doctors and nurses. The measure, which was first included in last month’s budget, would see student loans of up to $40,000 forgiven for doctors who work in rural areas and up to $20,000 for nurses. The program, the government estimates, would cost $9 million.

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