PSE no longer a luxury: CFS releases report calling for free tuition nationwide

October 14, 2016

“We need a post-secondary education system that dismantles barriers instead of building them. A crucial first step is the fight for free tuition,” says Canadian Federation of Students National Chairperson Bilan Arte. It is with this goal in mind that the CFS has released Time to Think Big: The Case for Free Tuition, a report that outlines why and how Canada should implement free tuition for postsecondary study across the country. The report bases its call in part on the premise that PSE has become a baseline requirement for obtaining most forms of secure work, making it just as essential as other free forms of education such as primary and secondary school. The report also outlines how the country would pay for free tuition by redirecting existing public expenditures and introducing forms of progressive taxation. CFS