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Liberals: Hudak's scrapping of tuition grant would hurt students, families

Ottawa's Liberal candidates speaking at a press conference at Algonquin College Thursday morning.
Cassie Aylward

Local Liberal candidates say Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak would scrap their 30 per cent tuition grant if elected in two weeks.

They say Hudak has pledged to scrap the grant in his first budget if he's Ontario's next premier.

Ottawa South candidate John Fraser says that means telling students and their families "you're on your own."

"Reducing access to post-secondary education is going to put us at a disadvantage," Fraser said.  "It's going to but students at a disadvantage.  And Tim Hudak's approach  . . . is that he doesn't get it."

Hudak said the grant for most of Ontario's college and university students would be scrapped as part of his effort to eliminate the deficit by 2017.  The local Liberals say Hudak would do this in his first budget if he becomes premier.

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