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Liberals to announce student aid for veterans

Program could resemble American G.I. bill

At a campaign stop in Winnipeg, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff suggested his party will announce a program to fund veterans to pursue post-secondary education. “We’re going to make a very important policy announcement in respect of veterans, related to education. We want to be the party of education,” Ignatieff said. The Liberal leader was light on details but hinted that the policy could be similar to the G.I. bill in the United States, which started funding education for veterans after the Second World War. “If you come back from service and you’ve served your country, we help you get an education, we help you get to college and university,” Ignatieff said.

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