2020- 2022 Policy Process | Green Party of Canada
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G21-P034 Universal Access to Post-Secondary Education
In recognition that education is a fundamental right, access to which is necessary for dignified employment, civil literacy and social inclusion, be it resolved that the Green Party of Canada supports the creation of a universal post-secondary education system, accessible to every person regardless of ability to pay.
Given that the high cost of tuition, combined with record student debt, has deepened inter-generational inequality; that access to education is a fundamental right, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and necessary for dignified employment and civil literacy, post-secondary education must be made universally accessible.
Universal post-secondary education creates access to the education needed to ‘enable all persons to participate effectively in a free society’. It creates well-educated citizens, more likely to be involved in supporting other common goods such as gender equality, climate action and social inclusion. It also promotes greater social mobility and equality.
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