Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has announced the provincial government will make it easier for students to obtain loans in support of their education.
Interest free loans will be made available to students attending Manitoba post secondary institutions. As well, students will no longer be refused a loan because they own a vehicle.
These changes have been welcomed by local students, who say this will leave more money in their pockets, while allowing them to use their cars for travel. Another result of these changes could see more people becoming students.
In this CKUW 95.9 FM report, we hear from the Premier who spells out the changes, and from some of the students who attended the announcement at the University of Winnipeg.