June 16, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard McCurdy (Windsor-St. Clair):

Madam Speaker, I have a letter in my possession which was widely circulated that constituted a demand for a meeting that was finally held on June 2. The question was why so long and why so little as a result.
Is it not true that the reforms which have been proposed by the government, which have not yet been tabled, are widely opposed by virtually every university sector represented on the advisory group because it neither enhances nor increases student support? In fact it does not do anything more than restrict accessibility still further, especially for part-time students.
Why can the government not engage in real consultation to produce a program that recognizes the reality of
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students, for example the fact that student loan limits have not been changed since 1984?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STUDENT LOANS
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