There's A Petition Asking The Federal Government To Freeze Student Loan Payments Into 2021
The freeze ended on September 30.
Since theis over, there's a petition asking the federal government to do it again and keep it well into 2021.
An official petition was started on the House of Commons website back in November and there's only a little bit of time left to sign it.
last day to sign the petition
The petition calls on the federal government to implement a relief plan that extends the, includes newly graduating students and recent grads in programs, and expands Canada Student Grants.
It also asks for the freezing of student loan payments to be reinstated until May 1, 2021, with the possibility of future extensions.
You have until January 17, 2021, at 4:33 p.m. EST to sign this petition.
Repayments of student loans werefrom March 30 to September 30 and they started up again on October 1.
Marielle Hossack, a spokesperson for Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough's office, told Narcity that there are other supports for students in place.
That includes a commitment from the federal government to get rid of interest on the federal part of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans repayments for 2021-22.