I am a little disappointed in the federal budget today. I did not see anything that really helps the students who need help the most. The government announced 600million in tax credits for RESP’s which I think could have been better spent by putting it into PSE today. The government is promising for 08/09 an increase of $800 million in PSE funding. Some 07/08 budget when the only real money they are offering for PSE is 08/09 which is guaranteed to be after an election so who knows who will be the government. In short, the budget was designed to get votes in Quebec and the 905-belt which I believe it will do.
PSE lobby groups and other have sent out their news releases on the budget tonight. Here they are in order of time transmitted by CNW:
**UPDATE: **The Dalhousie Students’ Union has great coverage on their blog Inside 6136 University Avenue: Federal Budget Highlights.