Increase provincial transfer payments to combat tuition increases, boost support for student loans

While Campaigning in Victoria, BC, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May promised that if elected, her party would increase federal transfer payments to the provinces in order to combat tuition increases and provide $900-million in bursaries to students in need over three years through the Canadian National Student Loan and Bursary Program. The Greens would also establish research grants with a specific focus on applied research to support new technologies in renewable energy, smart growth and energy conservation. Finally, the Green Party would establish a Youth Community and Environmental Service Corps that would provide federal minimum wage employment for 40,000 youth aged 18 to 25 for four years. At the end of each year-long program, participants would get a $4,000 tuition credit.

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