OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a polling report today, showing that post-secondary students are very motivated to vote in the upcoming federal election, and that political parties all have a chance to gain their support by addressing their main concerns.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, CASA presented to the Senate's Finance Committee on the government's recent announcement that they would be lowering interest rates on student loans and providing new graduates 6 months interest-free. This is something we have advocated for over several years, and we are overjoyed to see our recommendations being adopted to help reduce student debt. Ultimately, we want to see interest on student loans eliminated altogether, but this is an awesome measure nonetheless!
OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 – On June 3, 2019, the Government of Canada’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) published a Report on the Statutory Review of the Copyright Act, in which they proposed measures that would ensure the continued protection of learner rights in the country.
Adam Brown, Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) presented to the Government of Canada's Finance Committee regarding their investments in students announced in their Budget 2019. For accessibility purposes, a transcription of the presentation is provided below.