When will this stop? Another $1.5 billion set to be shot out of Ralph Goodale's cannon. This time the target is starving students.
Now, maybe I'm old fashioned, but whatever happened to good old student loans? Many of us squeezed through school with little or no outside help knowing full well that university education is already heavily subsidized (75 per cent) by the government.
OTTAWA -- The federal government is preparing a wide-ranging financial program aimed at helping low-income students, aboriginals and other Canadians gain access to postsecondary education as part of a multi-pronged plan the Liberals hope to introduce this month.
The money would come from a $1.5-billion two-year pot of cash earmarked for education in the budget deal agreed to by Prime Minister Paul Martin and NDP Leader Jack Layton last spring. The government hopes to introduce the measures in an economic update from Finance Minister Ralph Goodale later this month.