To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,
WHEREAS Ontario has the highest tuition rates in Canada, lowest per-student funding from the province and highest in student debt, and the government’s changes will only make the situation worse;
WHEREAS Removing the interest-free six-month grace period means students will end up paying more, and are pressured to pay their loans even before finding a job or starting a career;
WHEREAS The Conservatives’ decision to cancel grants and force students to take loans instead is another barrier to college and university;
Therefore we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly as follows: Direct the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to reverse the recently announced OSAP cuts, protect the existing tuition grants, and reinstate the six-month interest-free grace period after graduation.