CFS, Don’t Forget Students petition for emergency pandemic relief

November 25, 2020
The Canadian Federation of Students and Don’t Forget Students have submitted a petition to the House of Commons demanding emergency pandemic relief. The petition proposes a plan for pandemic relief and stimulus that will utilize the remaining funds from existing grants, include graduates in EI and the new CRB program, extend a freeze on student loan interest and payments until May 2021, and expand the Canada Student Grant to increase funding for institutions. “While students are struggling to pay rent, the federal government has started collecting on student loans again,” said Member of Parliament for Victoria, Laurel Collins. “It’s time for the government to live up to their promises and start listening to students." Newswire (National)