StudentsNS praises NS budget’s investments, raises concerns about affordability, accessibility

March 23, 2018

Students Nova Scotia has issued a statement voicing its pleasure in the recent NS budget’s investment in postsecondary mental health and student employment, but adds that it is discouraged by the lack of action related to affordability and accessibility. “It’s disappointing that government chose not to provide Medical Service Insurance (MSI) to our international students,” said Annie Sirois, Chair of StudentsNS. “International students contribute immeasurably to our economy and our communities.” StudentsNS concluded that the budget demonstrates that the “Government listens to the student voice and takes action to address some student concerns.” StudentsNS