Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced his party would forgive $1,500 in student debt for graduates who volunteer for at least 150 hours at home or abroad. The campaign pledge forms part of the Liberals plan to create a Canada Service Corps. To promote volunteerism the Liberals say they would spend $180 million over four years to create up to 26,000 volunteer positions annually. Eligibility for debt forgiveness would be contingent on students completing their studies.
Liberals would forgive debt for volunteer work
Ignatieff vows to create a Canada Service Corps
FILED UNDER: Election 2011