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Parliament to debate student subsidy bill Wednesday

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Parliament will be debating the federal government’s Canada Emergency Student Benefit Wednesday.

It is the first of once a week in-person sittings of the House.

The bill will include up to $1,250 for students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or $1,750 for students with dependents or disabilities and up to $5,000 for students who are volunteering their time in the fight against COVID-19.

It also extends bursaries, fellowships, and grants for research students.  As well, it doubles the Canada Students Grants program and enhances the Canada Student Loans Program.

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There is also an additional $75 million in support for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis post-secondary students.

All told the bill represents almost $9 billion in support for post-secondary students.

In his daily briefing Wednesday morninh, Trudeau said he is sure all Parliamentarians understand, “We must support our students.”

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