Saskatchewan budget fails to address student housing shortage

March 30, 2008

Saskatchewan's 2008 provincial budget -- the first non-NDP budget in 15 years -- allocated $25.5 million to a fourth year of tuition freezes, and a 7-year $20,000 tuition rebate for grads who stay in the province. But the budget is being criticized by poverty advocates and student groups for failing to address a crisis in affordable housing.  A series of protests have seen some student leaders sleeping outside eight times in the past year. The Regina Leader Post | The Carillon (uRegina student newspaper - CUP subscription required)