What Ontario’s “free” tuition actually means for students
[...] This patchwork of grants and loans could then see a young engineering student from a low-income household building even more yearly debt to cover their living expenses as well as tuition — making them worse off under the new budget.
Education must be a means of liberation. It can’t allow disadvantaged students to be held captive by debt and interest. The Ontario government has failed to make tuition free this time around, but they have heard your voices. They know you’re angry about an education system that would exclude so many. [...]
Article by Jonathan Shepard. Published by The Queen's Journal.