Manitoba NDP leadership candidate proposes fast-tracking tuition tax break

September 17, 2009

Greg Selinger, a candidate for the leadership of Manitoba's governing NDP, says that if he were elected party leader, he would let post-secondary students collect rebates on tuition fees while they were still in school. Currently, those rebates are paid to students who remain in Manitoba after they graduate. Selinger says the revisions would give students intent on living and working in the province more money in their pockets when they need it most. Steve Ashton, another leadership candidate, is proposing to reinstate a tuition freeze. Winnipeg Free Press