Students push governments across Canada to convert loans to grants

March 23, 2016

Students across Canada are hoping that both their provincial and federal governments will convert student loans into non-repayable education grants, writes Maclean’s. Newfoundland and Labrador undertook this shift in 2015, and since then, student representatives have called for its implementation across the country. The Canadian Federation of Students is reportedly making strong efforts to lobby governments for the conversion of loans to grants, especially in the lead-up to the April Manitoba election. “I think we’ll see more governments across the country—including the federal one—take similar action [as NL],” says CFS Chairperson Bilan Arte, “the next generation needs tools to be successful and carry our country and our economy forward.” Maclean’s