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October 27, 2017 6:23 pm

Students Outline Their Budget Priorities

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.- More than 7 thousand high school students from across Canada, including those  at Westwood Academy  in Prince George,  have  been working on what they would like to see  in  today’s Federal Budget.

The  Student Budget Consultation  project coordinated by CIVIX, with the support of the Government of Canada, Interac and the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians  concludes  two thirds of the students who took part ( 66%) believe  debt reduction should be a key priority.   They  would also like to see  more  dollars dedicated to  environmental protection (61%)  and post secondary education (58%).



Sixty one  percent of students believe that income inequality is a problem in Canada today and a majority support raising taxes on wealthy Canadians (63 per cent) and corporations (53 per cent)..


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