NSCC president proposes tuition-free Nova Scotia

March 25, 2008

With 89% of Nova Scotia's jobs requiring post-secondary education, should tuition be free?  The president of the Nova Scotia Community College raised the idea of abolishing tuition fees in the province in a legislature standing committee meeting last week, acknowledging that it was a radical idea that would be a burden borne by taxpayers.  The Health Minister, also on the committee, feels that the proposal is not "realistic" at this time. Earlier this month, the opposition called for free health education in NS, and last month a PEI senator proposed an end to tuition in that province.  The Chronicle Herald