Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for


Calgary Centre

Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for


Calgary Centre

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Every young person who wants to learn or gain experience should have the opportunity to do so, yet Conservative politicians have made education less affordable through cuts.

Making Education More Affordable

Our Liberal government increased Canada Student Grants by 50%, giving up to $3,000 per year for low-income students, and $1,200 for middle-income students. This is cash that never needs to be paid back.

Now, with our Budget 2019, we propose to:

 

Extra Investments in Calgary’s Students and Post-Secondary Institutions

After a decade of setbacks and cuts to science under the Conservatives, our government is rebuilding Canadian research. We made the single largest investment in fundamental research in Canadian history with nearly $4 billion in Budget 2018 for our scientists and innovators. This includes state-of-the-art research facilities across the country to attract top talent, and supporting initiatives that will increase the number of women in science and research.

Extra Investments in Education

University of Calgary

Mount Royal University

 

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Student Legal Assistance

Our government has funded student law jobs as part of our Canada Summer Jobs Program. Through Student Legal Assistance (SLA), students provide free legal information and representation to low-income Calgarians.

Canada Child Benefit (for kids under age 18)

Our Liberal government created the Canada Child Benefit to give families tax-free cash every month to help with the costs of raising kids. 200,000 Calgary kids are supported by it, with Calgary families receiving $6,000 per year on average. By giving more to the families who need it most, we’ve cut child poverty in half in Alberta since 2015.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

To help you save up for your child’s future post-secondary studies, our government matches part of your Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) contributions.

Plus, for low-income families, we add an extra $2,000 to your child’s RESP through the Canada Learning Bond. You do not need to put in any of your own money. It’s best to apply when your child is young, so they receive every annual deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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