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Jagmeet Singh Wants To Cancel Up to $20K Of Federal Student Loan Debt Per Student

He wants to work towards free tuition too.
Trending Senior Staff Writer

If you have federal student loans in Canada you might get off the hook for paying them back, because Jagmeet Singh wants to cancel up to $20,000 of loan debt per student.

The NDP leader tweeted a petition calling for more help for post-secondary students instead of debt, and he has lots of ways to make that a reality.

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Cancelling up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt per student for both old and new graduates is just a part of his plan.

He also wants to reinstate the moratorium on student loan payments until the pandemic is over, permanently remove interest on all federal student loans, give new graduates a five-year period without having to repay federal student loans and work towards making tuition free.

While this is Singh's plan, he's calling on Justin Trudeau to do all of these things and "make sure young people thrive instead of being buried in debt."

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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