Party leaders discuss education

Opposition leaders tout private sector involvement, premier focuses on student assistance

(Left to right) Stephen McNeil, Darrell Dexter, Jamie Baillie.

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. 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.

Read our interviews with Darrell Dexter, Stephen McNeil and Jamie Baillie.