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Tuition rebates don’t keep graduates, jobs do

But that doesn’t make a very good campaign slogan

Nova Scotia is having a provincial election which means politicians of all stripes are taking out half-baked ideas and promising the world.

A popular half-baked idea across the country these days is tuition rebates for recent graduates who stay in a province or, in the case of Saskatchewan, move to another province.

Lenore Zann, an NDP candidate in the NS election, tells The Truno Daily News that she is confident the NDP’s rebate plan will keep recent graduates in the province.

Sure, it will. Where graduates end up is in no way related to where they can find well-paying jobs with their degrees.

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