Tuition Fees

Federal Budget Brings Back Slippery, Cynical Liberal Party Of Old

Sid Ryan | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

Thanks to the federal budget presented by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, we saw not the self-described feminist, environmentalist, progressive Justin T, but the reigning prime minister of austerity and broken promises. Clearly, "sunny ways" for the "middle class" are no longer part of his weather forecast.

Nothing Noble About Gouging University Students Banned From U.S.

Bilan Arte | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Living
Bilan Arte

Following Trump's executive order banning travellers from seven "Muslim-majority" countries, Canadian colleges and universities penned statements touting themselves as welcoming, inclusive and open. I for one am holding back my applause. This is an opportunistic marketing ploy to recruit international students as a source of revenue.

Here's Hoping New Canada Child Benefit Will Boost RESPs

Bruce Sellery | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Sellery

The Canada Child Benefit is a new program aimed at helping families with the cost of raising children today and into the future. This is the week when the cheques (or direct deposits) are set to arrive. I'm optimistic that the money will prompt some families to open up a Registered Education Savings Plan for their kids.

Trudeau, Don't Cut Youth Out Of The Federal Budget

Bilan Arte | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Bilan Arte

Are we a genuine focus, or was #PMJT merely appealing to student and youth voters by addressing our federal election campaign demands? Following a campaign with such a strong focus on young people, we should expect nothing less than Trudeau's promises to youth to be included in his first budget as prime minister.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

We're Making Student Issues Election Issues

Bilan Arte | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Bilan Arte

We're not waiting for parties to take us seriously, we're going to the polls to show them we're serious about electing candidates who make postsecondary education a priority in a meaningful way. We need to hear of plans for reduced tuition fees, increased access to grants and forgiven student debt. This election, students know the stakes. Students don't need to be convinced to vote for an abstract reason -- the truth is as a student, you must vote this election because if you don't, you're giving our next government permission to continue ignoring you and your future.

Why the Quebec Student Protests Are Still Relevant

Johanu Botha | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

Is any of this relevant almost three years later? Yes, because mini-versions of the Quebec protests still play out on Canadian campuses. They may not be about tuition, and their ideological bent could be left or right. But too often when students organize around political causes they take on the same unsavory tones that reject dissent and make straw men of opposing arguments.

University Students and Grads Are Using Food Banks More Than Ever

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

The need for food support does not, however, stop with students under the age of 18. Post-secondary and recent university graduates are one of the fastest growing groups of food bank users across the province. With growing tuition rates, on campus living accommodations, and money for textbooks it's no surprise the wallets of students are being stretched to the limits.

Helping Students is Good for Your Bottom Line

Rob Henderson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business
Rob Henderson

Many reports suggest that upwards of 90 per cent of post-secondary students face high levels of stress and anxiety, mostly related to their finances, getting a job, personal relationships, and getting better grades. Clearly, students need help and feel there's no one providing it.

Tuition Fees: When the PQ's Problems Seemed So Far Away

Maripier Isabelle | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Maripier Isabelle

Yesterday... All my troubles seemed so far away... Those might be the words going round the head of Premier Pauline Marois and her minister for hig...

Bad News For Students

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report suggests tuition fees are becoming less affordable for many Canadians, forcing an increasing number of students to take on heavy...

Why Getting into Student Politics Can Be Selfish

Nora Loreto | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Nora Loreto

The Québec media has been buzzing over the announcement made by Léo Bureau-Blouin that he will run for the Parti Québécois during the next election.This will push the former FECQ president into a new kind of politics. Will he be able to continue the fight against the tuition fee hike in this forum? I loathe people who get involved in student politics as a springboard into partisan political life.

Funding Aboriginal Students' Schooling Now Will Pay Off Later

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Universities are often called ivory towers -- elite institutions open only to those who can afford the cost. When Lloyd Axworthy took over as President of the University of Winnipeg in 2004, he resolved to throw open the tower doors to disadvantaged families in the surrounding communities, many of them aboriginal. He developed the Opportunity Fund, which turns post-secondary education from pipe dream to real possibility for aboriginal and low income students.

Charest is no Putin. Poutine, Maybe.

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada
Henry Mintzberg

How ironic that the most extensive demonstrations we have seen to date in North America have concerned not unemployment, global warming, or the notorious one per cent, but the tuition that Quebec students have to pay for the benefits of a college education. Now two professors at the University of Montreal have likened Quebec to Putin's Russia.

Protestors, Stop Your Engines

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The Canadian Grand Prix is a point of pride for this country, an event watched by millions from around the world. Little wonder then why the Quebec protestors, in dire need of a landmark event after their 100th day anniversary, would threaten to disrupt the highly anticipated race set to begin this weekend.

Anglophone Media Using Protest to Attack All Things Quebec

Trudo Lemmens | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Trudo Lemmens

The distorted media coverage in the anglophone press of the Quebec student protest movement is perplexing. Some media pundits in the anglophone press not only fail to accurately present what is happening, but also use the occasion to express public disdain of Quebec social programs and of much of what Quebec society arguably stands for.

Profs More Concerned With Class Sizes Than Tuition

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Ontario's professors are concerned about increased class sizes and the declining quality of post-secondary education, but not so much about ...

Why Not Tax the Universities' One Per Cent?

Nora Loreto | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada
Nora Loreto

In post-Drummond Ontario, how could anyone working at a university find themselves among the half-millionaires club, let alone the one per cent?

Quebecers: Wrong on Tuition, But Not Laissez-Faire

Andrew D'Amours | Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew D'Amours

Around two hundred thousand Quebec students were out in the streets of Montreal protesting tuition hikes Thursday. Their claims are unfounded, or at the very least misguided -- but one thing I must concede is how this movement is getting Quebeckers out of their bubble of indifference relating to public affairs.

Ontario Students Ready to Give Drummond a "D"

Nora Loreto | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Business
Nora Loreto

With the release of he much-anticipated budget report of Don Drummond tomorrow, students will find themselves among nurses, the unemployed, teachers, early childcare educators, social workers, and millions of other Ontarians who will try to make it politically impossible for McGuinty to implement any of the cuts or regressive policy changes that Drummond recommends.

Hey CFS: Stop Misrepresenting McGuinty's Promises

Jonathan Scott | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

To claim the Ontario Liberal government has broken its election promise to students is to not tell the truth. At least the Canadian Federation of Students is done with intimidating, profane protests; now they're just spreading misinformation, and once again students -- the ones they're meant to represent -- are losing.

Tuition Wars and a Challenge From Up North

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Heather Fraser (NDP): Andrea Horwath's got a plan to freeze tuition fees. Meanwhile the Liberal's are running on a plan to reduce tuition by 30 per cent. A likely story. Just like on other issues, the Liberals want us to believe they'll do something when the record shows they won't.