NB free tuition program unconstitutional, says lawyer

July 27, 2016

Lawyer Mike Murphy, who represents New Brunswick’s private PSE institutions, is planning a constitutional challenge against the province’s Tuition Access Bursary Program. The Tuition Access Bursary Program aims to provide free tuition to students with less than $60K in annual household income who enroll at public PSE institutions. “We know there's about 4,500 students in New Brunswick that attend private institutions, some of those are religion based, some are language based and they're the ones that [will] suffer by this,” said Murphy. NB PSE Minister Donald Arseneault said that there are still options for students who go to private institutions, as they’re entitled to more than $3,000 in “non-repayable assistance.” Cape Breton Post | CBC (1) | CBC (2)