Ontario College Students Explore Party Positions

TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - On June 5th the College Student Alliance released the final response to its request for platform submissions from Ontario's party leaders. The completed matrix is available at www.itsyourvote.ca. The following are selected positions for post-secondary education taken from platform submissions and other sources:

Ontario New Democratic Party

  • the Ontario NDP will freeze post-secondary tuition at 2014 levels, and make provincial student loans interest-free
  • hiring of an independent Financial Accountability Officer

Green Party of Ontario

  • index tuition to inflation
  • increase funding for university and college operating budgets to ensure a high quality of education

Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

  • eliminate the 30% off Ontario Tuition Grant, implement a "no qualified student left behind" policy.
  • bias enrollment growth towards colleges; facilitate credit transfer between colleges and universities

Ontario Liberal Party

  • $500 million over 10 years to support deferred maintenance projects at colleges and universities
  • continuation of the 30% off Tuition Grant

To explore student priorities for Ontario's 2014 General Election please visit www.itsyourvote.ca

The College Student Alliance (CSA) is an advocacy organization, which has been proudly serving Ontario's college students since 1975. The CSA currently represents 15 colleges and 21 student councils with over 130,000 full-time student members throughout the province.

SOURCE: College Student Alliance

For further information:

Tyler Epp
Director of Advocacy
College Student Alliance
416-340-1212
advocacy@collegestudentalliance.ca

Matt Stewart
President
College Student Alliance
226-237-0127
president@collegestudentalliance.ca

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