NL students want province to eliminate interest on student loans

March 17, 2009

Post-secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador are urging the government to eliminate interest on the provincial portion of all new, current, and outstanding student loans. Yesterday the Canadian Federation of Students, along with student union representatives from schools across the provinces, presented Education Minister Joan Burke with a stack of petitions bearing 12,000 signatures. Burke told the students they would have to wait until next week when the provincial budget is announced to see if their request is granted. St. John's Telegram