National student groups call on Liberals to honour $50M pledge for Indigenous PSE

March 21, 2017

Leaders from the Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations have called for the upcoming federal budget to fully fund post-secondary education for Indigenous Canadians. The call refers to a promise made by the Trudeau Liberals in 2015 to provide $50M to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program to assist Indigenous students pursuing PSE. “We know that words are not enough, we know that budgets are a reflection of the political priorities of the people who run our government,” said CFS National Chairperson Bilan Arte. CASA Executive Director Michael McDonald agreed that delivering on the promised Indigenous education fund is a must for the upcoming budget. iPolitics