Tagged federal budget

What does the 2019 federal budget mean for students?

By Derek Baker, March 22 2019 — Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled the 2019–20 Canadian federal budget to the House of Commons on March 19. The budget forecasts a $19.8-billion deficit and like last year also includes a $3-billion “budgetary risk adjustment.” Titled Investing in the Middle Class, the budget is a massive 460-page…

Liberal budget neglects Indigenous post-secondary

By Fabian Mayer, March 29 2016 — Despite running a $29.4-billion deficit, the Liberal government did not find the funds to expand financial assistance for indigenous post-secondary students. A two per cent cap on increases to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program — which provides financial support to First Nations and Inuit students — remains in…

Liberals break promise on Indigenous post-secondary funding

By Fabian Mayer, March 29 2016 — Despite running a $29.4-billion deficit, the Liberal government did not find the funds to expand financial assistance for indigenous post-secondary students. A two per cent cap on increases to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program — which provides financial support to First Nations and Inuit students — remains in…

Liberals boost post-secondary spending in deficit budget

By Fabian Mayer, March 22 2016 — Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled a $29.4-billion deficit, massive infrastructure spending and Indigenous health and education investments in the first budget since his government’s October election. The budget also includes numerous commitments for youth and post-secondary students. The government plans to increase funding for Canada Student Grants by…

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