On the Green Party’s platform to make university free:
A lot of people will be asking “so who is going to pay for it?”
Here is how that could happen: defunding the military, stopping subsidies to the fossil fuel industry (they are massive), raising corporate taxes and perhaps raising the taxes of all of us to pay for our future even though the majority of Cdns are too selfish to appreciate this. Creating jobs in Green industries that will increase the tax base. Besides some European countries poorer that Canada have done is without economic damage. More generally, creating jobs, not McJobs, that will increase the tax base and reducing the precarriat. Many people who ask the question “who is going to pay for this” do not think of what a drag tuition is on Cdn families budgets. Take that away and there is more disposable income enabling people to make other choices about how that money will be allocated. The point is that you have to invest money to make money and to have an educated population. No tuition means kids who would not have been able to go to university will have a chance to and they will create wealth that will later benefit us all.