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IN THE NEWS: March 3, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about poverty reduction, post secondary education, and lower-income issues, from various news sources including the Georgia Straight, Maclean’s Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen.

POVERTY

With election coming up next year, B.C. NDP makes no promise yet to increase welfare rates. The Georgia Straight.com. March 2, 2016

Swanson said that although New Democrats talk about a poverty reduction strategy, they “won’t talk about raising welfare rates” in that plan.

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

Freezing the fees, kind of. The Eyeopener. March 2, 2016

But the push for increased provincial funding and better access to education has been present at Ryerson for decades.

Province Introduces New OSAP Rules. The Fountain Pen. March 2, 2016

Ontario is making college and university more accessible and affordable for low- and middle-income students and their families through the …

Free tuition is good. But it’s just a start. Maclean’s Magazine. March 2, 2016

Affordability and accessibility remain barriers for education. But they’re not alone—and that must be addressed.

Why free tuition helps all the wrong students. Financial Post blog. March 1, 2016

What happens when costly services like university education are provided for free or at a steep discount?

Ashby: Ontario’s new student grant will pay off for everyoneOttawa Citizen. March 1, 2016

The upfront Ontario Student Grant is a great idea. Here’s why.

LOWER-INCOME

A realistic plan to narrow the income gap: Goar. Toronto Star. March 2, 2016

A think-tank has released a sensible blueprint to reverse income polarization.


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