NDP Leader Lorraine Michael unveiled Monday the latest part of her party’s platform — support for needs-based, non-repayable grants — in a campaign-style event at Memorial University’s Student Centre. “I’m delighted to be able to let students in this province know, that no matter where they go to school in this province, as post secondary students, [they] do not think that they should have to carry debt loads,” said Michael, adding that there are still post-secondary students who cannot afford to get an education. The grants would eventually replace the loan system and cover all 8,000 post secondary students in the province who receive student loans. The announcement was the central piece of the NDPs education platform.
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