2008-03-06

    
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March 06, 2008
  Federal budget '08: Student loan changesPDF files may take a moment to load

After much anticipation, interest rates on national loans were addressed.

The Harper government announced $123 million commitment over four years to streamline and modernize the Canada Student Loans Program beginning in 2009-10.

March 06, 2008
  No tuition for low income studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the most prestigious American universities is now more financially accessible than ever. Stanford University has expanded its financial aid policy to allow students from low- to middle-income families to pay little to no tuition. The Californian institution current "need blind" admission policy ensures that students meeting requirements and accepted into the school will be able to attend whether they can pay or not.

March 06, 2008
  Legislating mental illnessPDF files may take a moment to load

With an eye towards expanding the power of doctors to commit mentally ill patients, ensure patients are complying with treatment while out of hospital and move some mental health care from the hospitals into the community, Alberta's legislature amended the Mental Health Act this past Nov. The changes are significant enough that a recent meeting at the Foothills hospital was attended by so many mental health workers, the coffee ran out. It appears they won't be ignored by the rest of the population, either.

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