On Campus

Wildrose Alliance promises student debt relief

Leader Danielle Smith says she wants to help people who complete their degrees

Speaking at the University of Alberta, Wildrose Alliance leader, Danielle Smith, put her support behind student debt relief. Smith said that, if elected, a Wildrose government would control tuition increases so that they would be predictable for students. When responding to a question about the possibility of free tuition, Smith advocated debt relief for students once they complete their education. “We would prefer to help students out at the back end with student loan debt. We would like to be able to help get people through their program, and if you decide to live and work in Alberta, we would have a debt forgiveness program so you can get out of debt faster and live your lives,” she said. To address student voter turnout, Smith said the Wildrose Alliance is “committed to do what we can to make sure there are ballot boxes on campus.”

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