A Just Recovery for all Canadians must also mean a Just Education for all Canadians
The Green Party of Canada is committed to making post-secondary education truly accessible for all people in Canada by abolishing student tuition and forgive all federally held student debt within the first week of a Green mandate.
Access to education is a fundamental right, but the system we currently have in place is simply not working, leaving more and more students behind and failing to protect this basic right.
In Canada, we know that post-secondary education is one of the best investments we can make in our future, and it should be accessible to every single person who wants it. Students are taking on crushing amounts of debt or forgoing studies altogether. High student unemployment caused by the pandemic has only made this situation worse.
Universal post-secondary education would be partially financed by redirecting existing spending on tuition tax credits, saved costs of administering the student loan system, and the hundreds of millions of dollars of student loan defaults written off every year.