Eli Ridder | Report

A petition found online at Change.org to stop Premier Doug Ford’s provincial cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program, specifically around grants, was set to hit 50,000 signatures on Saturday evening — two days after the announcement was made.

The ruling Progressive Conservatives said on Thursday that the current OSAP model installed by the previous Liberal government for grants and its grace period was “unsustainable”.

Starting in the fall semester, post-secondary students will experience a 10 per cent tuition cut but also will be significantly more limited in terms of how many more non-repayable grants will be available through OSAP.

The growing petition, started by a user that goes simply by “RG”, was just short of 49,000 and rapidly climbing at 11:30 p.m., with hundreds signing throughout today.

Image of Doug Ford from CityNews.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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