ON Student voters want debt relief, mental health supports

May 28, 2018

With Ontario’s provincial election looming, tuition remains a top concern for student voters, the Toronto Star reports. According to the Star, 435,000 students received financial support from the Ontario Student Assistance Program in 2017-18. Although the current Liberal government has sought to reduce student debt loads with grants and loan forgiveness programs, many students still struggle financially after they graduate. The Star adds that the NDP has promised to replace loans with grants to all students who qualify for OSAP, while Doug Ford’s PCs have not yet discussed their plans for tuition. Improved mental health supports have also become a priority for students. Toronto Star