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Tuition cap: For the next generation

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How can we help the economy and create a better future for our children?

Education is an important factor for the economy and the life of the future generation. In a first world country like Canada, education is no exempt. According to Statistics Canada, the average undergraduate tuition fees for full-time students rose from $5146 in 2010/2011 to $5959 in 2014/2015. Moreover, Ontario has the highest tuition fees in Canada. Ontario's average tuition fees had a difference of $5208, compared to Newfoundland and Labrador that has the cheapest. These prices can change drastically depending on factors such as where the student lives, however, it is no denying that post-secondary prices has been and continues to be on the rise. On top of tuition, other post-secondary fees such as books and transportation must also be considered. This problem definitely has a greater weight since some students graduating with debt is unable to find a stable job.

This problem is one that greatly impacts our next generation. Students are the ones greatly impacted, but we must also consider the weight on their families as well. By signing your name, we can help the next generation.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has made a large step towards resolving this problem. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) helps students from low-income families to attend post-secondary. However, this is not a solution for the rising tuition prices. Through this petition, I hope to promote to Kathleen Wynne for a possible tuition cap; setting a maximum tuition price for post-secondary programs.

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