By Todd Pettigrew. Why it’s time for drastic changes in how we pay for higher education. When it comes to their new premier Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia university students have lately come to feel like love-lorn girls plucking petals off of a daisy.
First came the news that McNeil’s Liberals would not charge students interest on their student loans, saving debt-burdened grads some $800 on an average-sized loan.
He loves me.
But then followed the announcement that the government was cancelling a rebate program that saw grads who stayed in Nova Scotia getting back up to $15 000.
He loves me not. More...