Rising tuition costs, high youth unemployment rates and a 'stop-start' economy have caused wide-spread angst among many of our nation's young people.
With regard to tuition rates, Canada's provincial governments have responded with directed assistance programs for in-province students and expanded financial assistance in the form of loans, interest relief, loan forgiveness and debt caps.
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But, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, those solutions don't address affordability and universality.
The left-wing think tank suggests that provinces find a way to reduce upfront tuition costs.
"Since 1990–91, average tuition and other compulsory fees in Canada have increased from $1,464 to $6,348 in 2012–13, are estimated to reach $6,610 this fall and will continue to climb to an estimated $7,437 in 2016–17.Read More »from Governments need to do things differently in light of rising tuition costs: think tank