While campaigning in Halifax, NS, on April 4, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff promised to create the
Veterans Learning Benefit
. The $120-million plan that would fully support the costs (tuition, books, accommodations and living expenses) of a four-year post-secondary education or technical training program for Canadian Forces veterans who have completed their service. The program would be available to any currently serving member or future serving member of the Canadian Forces who are honourably discharged from service, or to the spouse or partner of a Canadian Forces veteran who, as a result of service in the Forces, is unable to use the benefit.