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Brianne Goertzen, Michael Barkman | If we want a system that educates students on the basis of their capacity and desire to learn and not on what is in their wallet, shifting from loans to grants is a step in the right direction.
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Erika Shaker | Given the increasingly patchwork approach to university finance, it is crucial to revisit the federal role in the lead-up to a national election.
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Jennifer Story | It's accepted wisdom that an undergraduate degree is the new high school diploma -- it's the ticket into the workforce. But that ticket comes at an unrelentingly steep price.
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Simon Tremblay-Pepin | I've contended for the last two years that between 2005 and 2010, an intensive public relations campaign was undertaken with the aim of increasing tuition fees in Quebec.
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Kevin Paul | In mid-summer, almost four months after the Quebec student strike of 2012 had entered uncharted territory as the longest in the province's history, Premier Jean Charest played his final card.
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Iglika Ivanova | A new report by the CCPA, Eduflation and the High Cost of Learning, shows that the average university tuition bill in Canada has grown three times faster than inflation over the last 20 years.
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Erika Shaker | Educated societies are healthy societies; equitable societies are safer societies. It is within this context that we need to examine the rhetorical criticisms against the Quebec student strike.
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Roxanne Dubois | The Canadian Federation of Students fight for education to be a right and the great economic equalizer, preparing for the National Day of Action on February 1.
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Nick Falvo | On Wednesday, William Watson wrote a comment piece in the Financial Post in which he was critical of Armine Yalnizyan's recent essay on inequality.
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Nick Falvo | With a provincial election taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador on October 11, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP is proposing to take the province even further down the path of PSE affordability.
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Nick Falvo | The Ontario Liberals have recently made a slew of campaign promises about post-secondary education, committing to reducing undergraduate tuition for "middle-class Ontario families by 30 per cent."
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Nick Falvo | Last week, the CCPA released a paper by David Macdonald and Erika Shaker entitled Under Pressure: The Impact of Rising Tuition Fees on Ontario Families.