Party leaders discuss education
Opposition leaders tout private sector involvement, premier focuses on student assistance
November 21, 2012, 3:26 PM ADT
Last updated November 26, 2012, 11:58 AM ADT
The cost of post-secondary education in Nova Scotia is an issue frequently making headlines around the province.
Nova Scotia has the third-highest undergraduate tuition — averaging $5,934 — behind Saskatchewan and Ontario.
This year the NDP government allowed tuition to increase by three per cent, while also slashing university funding three per cent, bringing the total to 10 per cent over the past three years.
UNews.ca sat down with provincial party leaders to discuss the cost of post-secondary education in Nova Scotia, and what they hope to accomplish if they’re elected.
An election doesn’t need to be called until 2014. However, experts predict party leaders are gearing up for a provincial election.